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Humorist Rich to highlight annual Chamber meeting
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Ronda Rich to speak at 20th annual meeting of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. - photo by Photo submitted

Best-selling author and Southern humorist Ronda Rich will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual meeting of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for June 7, 6-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School in Springfield.

Audiences love the comic charm and warmth of this best-selling author and Southern humorist Ronda Rich and often express it with standing ovations. Rich brings a fresh and entertaining perspective that is warmly accepted by a variety of audiences.

As a former sportswriter who spent 10 years covering the NASCAR circuit, Rich reflects on what is learned from sports and shares her own experiences with such mentors as Richard Petty, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt and others.  

Released amidst a storm of media attention, including a CNN spotlight news segment, “My Life in the Pits” has earned a tremendous amount of critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “the most satisfying” of all NASCAR books. Some of her other best-selling texts include, “The Town That Came Courtin,’” “What Southern Women Know that Every Woman Should.”

“We have an exciting evening planned that also includes a salute to our Chamber presidents these past 20 years, presentation of the Treutlen (citizen of the year) Award, recognizing the contributions of our Chamber and business leaders, and a review of accomplishments for this year,” Chamber President Janis Bevill said.

Call the Chamber at 754-3301 for ticket information.