"We had seating for 1,000 teachers," said Lucy Hage, who organizes the event for the Chamber. Last year, the event had a record 1,000 teachers, up 200 from the previous year.
"We had over 1,200 teachers," she added, literally leaving standing room only.
Each year the two organizations put on the event which has grown from simple beginnings 25 years ago, to a major recognition ceremony.
Honored were rookie teachers of the year and teachers of the year.
All the teachers took away some school supplies while others won still more supplies and gifts from local businesses.
The two organizations put on the event the week before school starts each year to thank the educators for they efforts on behalf of the students.