The 17th Annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet will be held Saturday at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour. Following the social hour will be a buffet dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The buffet will feature baked ham, tender beef brisket, hash brown casserole, green beans almondine , lettuce salad, a variety of breads and rolls, coffee, tea, bottled water courtesy of Blaine's Culligan, and a variety of tasty cakes.
As the dinner is finishing, the presentation of awards for businesses will begin, including the introduction of the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award.
Shawna Lode of the Iowa Division of Tourism will also give a talk.