EFFINGHAM — The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce celebrated their Centennial in style on Monday at Martin’s IGA in Effingham with a giant “cake,” and free cupcakes. It’s all part of the Chamber’s 100th year anniversary celebration that will have events occurring throughout the year. According to Chamber Board member Dan Patton, the celebration cake will be getting some impressive mileage. “We’re taking it [the cake] around to all the events that are happening with the Chamber throughout the year to kind of, again, celebrate the Chamber’s one-hundredth year,” Patton Said.
He said the idea was to make something “that really stands out and is big and exciting,” to let people know about the Chamber’s milestone year.
The next be event on the horizon for the chamber will be a carnival, scheduled for July 2, at Sacred Heart Church in Effingham. Centennial Committee member Terry Hopper said that the event will feature some unique attractions including a trip to the past to play some old-time baseball. “It’s an old fashioned baseball game, it’ll be the St. Louis Unions taking on the Vandalia Old Capitals right there on the ball field.” The event will also feature carnival rides, food, and car show.