Mayor Williams introduced the Leadership Committee (see below); Event Sponsor, Lenzing Fibers and Corporate Sponsors (see below) and acknowledged top volunteers, Paul Roberts and his wife.
Eagle Scout Andrew Simpson served as Master of Ceremonies and all Eagle Scouts were recognized.
Mayor Williams announced the Golden Eagle Dinner Honoree, Saraland City Councilman, Newton Cromer, and told of Cromer's many contributions to the Scouts, his community, his church and many civic and philanthropic organizations to which Cromer had devoted countless hours of leadership and service. Councilman Cromer accepted the award and told some of his experiences as a Boy Scout.
Before closing the evening's event, Mayor Williams announced the monetary goal to which the BSA leaders had aspired; pledges and dinner donations far exceeded that goal.
Dinner Leadership Committee consisted of Chair Tom Williams, Satsuma mayor; Kevin Allen; Semmes Mayor David Baker; Michael E. Box; Saraland Councilman Newton Cromer; Verdell Trotter-Dees; Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner; Saraland Council member Dr. Veronica Hudson; Eddie Irby, Jr.; Willard Law; Mobile County Com. Merceria Ludgood; Jim McGough; Merlin Miller; Dr. Aaron Milner, Superintendent of Saraland Schools; Tom Peterson; Preston Reeder; Creola Fire Chief Jeff Reeves; Saraland Mayor Howard Rubenstein; Charlie Simpson; Preston Williams; Mt. Vernon Mayor Terry Williams and Semmes Councilman Lawrence Webb.
Event Sponsor was Lenzing Fibers. Corporate sponsors included Baldwin Transfer Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, City of Prichard Mayor Jimmy Gardner, Michael Box, Com. Merceria Ludgood, First Presbyterian Church of Citronelle, McCrory & Williams, Miller's Grand Events, Party Rentals & Supplies and Saraland Board of Education.
Pictured are some of those at the Golden Eagle Dinner.