On March 4, the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce honored three outstanding residents during its annual awards banquet "A Night With The Stars," presented by Conway Regional Health System.
Entertainment was provided by the Lazy Goat String Band with dinner service by Marketplace Grill.
Awards were presented by Chamber President Audreya Cole Brown and Vice President Dustin Chapman.
Student of the Year, Jesse Buchanan, currently ranks first in his class at Greenbrier High with a GPA of 4.3 and an ACT composite of 33.
He has participated in Panther football and has served in leadership roles in school, in the community and at his church.
During the presentation of his award, Buchanan was surprised with a $1,000 chamber scholarship, the first of its kind.
Volunteer firefighter Tim Tyler was named Volunteer of the Year for his more than 30-year commitment to the community.
He currently serves as an officer with the fire department, recruiting and training firefighters.
Tyler also serves as commander of the Faulkner County Emergency Squad.
In addition to his service to the local community, Tyler also volunteers his time with Water for Christ, a nonprofit ministry he created. He travels to Ghana twice yearly to drill wells and maintain existing wells and share the Gospel.
Citizen of the Year honors were awarded to Freddie Mark Wilcox, a lifelong member of the Greenbrier community and pastor of LifeSong Baptist Church.
He is often credited with a passion and unwavering support for his community, being described as the "Welcome Wagon from Cadron Flats to Lieblong Hill.
Other awards presented during the evening were:
New Business of the Year: Southern Savvy
Small Business of the Year: Wilcox Feed & Supply
Nonprofit/Service organization of the Year: Greenbrier Police Department
Business of the Year: Greenbrier Family Medicine