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Dollywood owner rides into West Monroe

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The president of the largest family-owned theme park company in the U.S. will be a special guest in West Monroe Tuesday evening. 

The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Banquet and Silent Auction tonight at the West Monroe Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

The Keynote Speaker for tonight's banquet is Joel Manby, president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment, the largest family-owned theme park corporation in the United States.  Herschend Family Entertainment owns such attractions as Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.

A meet and greet with Mr. Manby will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Convention Center.

Two awards will be presented at tonight's banquet – the A.O. Evans Award and the Entrepreneurial Success Award.

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