Holidays and heroes luncheon

The Royse City Chamber of Commerce plans to close out the year by paying special tribute to some local heroes.

The chamber is hosting the Holidays and Heroes Luncheon, starting at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at Occasions at Stone River, 1250 Farm-to-Market Road 2453 in Royse City.

The event will feature the First Responder Awards for the Royse City Fire Fighter of the Year and Royse City Police Officer of the Year.

The chamber’s Vanessa Stahl said there will also be a new twist to the luncheon, as each table will be sponsored by local and area businesses and there will be a table decorating contest. hosted by the sponsors with the winner receiving a prize.

There will be a live dessert auction and an appearance by Santa Claus as well.

Tickets are $25 per person for the banquet.

“Normally the tickets are $15 in advance, but for this luncheon, a portion of the proceeds will go back to the fire and police,” Stahl said. “We’re going to split it between the Royse City Fire Department and the Royse City Police Department.”

Advance tickets are available online at

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