Last month, the Key Peninsula Business Association installed its board of directors for 2014. They are (from left) Brandy Ellzey, treasurer, Jessica Wisberger and CC Williams, co-secretaries, Penny Gazabat, vice president and Jud Morris, president. Ed Robison is the official conducting the oath of office ceremony. Photo by Hugh McMillan, KP News

The Key Peninsula Business Association held its annual awards dinner at the Key Peninsula Civic Center the first Monday in February.

The center was packed with enthusiastic supporters.

Awards were presented to a number of members who went the extra mile in ensuring the organization’s success, among them, members of last year’s board of directors.

KPBA’s newly installed president, Jud Morris, said the 2014 focus of KPBA will be to increase visibility of Key Peninsula businesses and focus on increasing opportunities to have a positive impact in the community, and to increase awareness on the part of the community to the activities and support KPBA contributes for the public good.

As an example, Morris said the association provides Peninsula High School student scholarships, supports the Key Peninsula Community Fair, performs seasonal road cleanup, supports the annual KP Livable Community Fair, provides support to many Key Peninsula nonprofit agencies, supports Little League Baseball, and annually supports and participates in the Santa and Holiday Festival at the Key Center Corral each year.

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