Kirksville Chamber of Commerce holds 'Peoples Choice Awards' fundraiser

Local Kirksville businesses are teaming up with the Chamber of Commerce to help out non-profit organizations.

The Chamber held a 'Peoples Choice Award' for the area businesses. Five different businesses were nominated by the Kirksville community and voting was done via cash donations.

Each business chose a non-profit organization in which to help donate funds.

The nominee with the most cash donations raised will win and receive the '2014 People's Choice Award' as well as half of the total money raised.

The other half of the funds raised will go towards benefiting the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce. This event allows the different businesses to help give back to those that help the community.

"There are so many great organizations out there, and it is kind of hard for them, because there are so many, you know people have to split their time and energy and their donations many different ways," said Jessica Harn, of the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce.

The '2014 People's Choice Award' winner will be announced January 17th at the annual Kirksville Chamber of Commerce meeting and dinner.