At the Liberal Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday night, in addition to a great meal, several awards were presented to local citizens. Being awarded the Friend of the Chamber award was Stu Emmerts in Liberal for providing a vehicle, the "Chamber Chariot" to the Chamber of Commerce. Jana Jantzen was awarded the Ambassador of the Year award, and Ray Hettic was awarded the Merit award. Ray has been a Chamber Ambassador for over 30 years, and a Chamber member for well over 40 years. Ray was suprised with all of his family members being in attendance for the presentation. After the awrds were handed out, the audience was entertained by comedian Vic Henley.