The Liberal Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet Saturday night to a near capacity crowd. The theme for this years banquet was "Happy Days Are Here..." and many attendees came out dressed in their best 1950's attire. Throughout the Liberal High School Gym, several "Pink Ladies" in poodle skirts could be seen as could many James Dean wannabees dressed in t-shirts tight jeans and black leather jackets. Elvis could also be spotted in the building. Winning best corporate table decorations were: 1st place, First National Bank, 2nd place United Wireless, and in 3rd was Good Samaritan Center. Taking home the prize for best couples costume was Alison Bridget Chambers and Derrick Fuller with their '50's Prom King and Queen costume. A wonderful meal catered by Kim's Ribs was served with the meat provided by National Beef Packing of Liberal. Chamber of Commerce awards were also presented throughout the evening. 10 year ambassador awards went to Joy Fosdick and Karen Kuharic. Out going board member plaques were awarded to David Bagwell and Jason Weber. Friend of the Chamber award went to Southern Office Supply. Winning the Ambassador of the year was Alicia Bird, while the late Larry Howell was chosen as the Merit Award winner. His wife, children and other family members accepted the award on his behalf. Rounding out the evening the audience was treated to the side-splitting comedy of Dr. Etta May.