The 17th annual Grove Police Banquet was held Friday, January 24 at the First Methodist Church in Grove.

The banquet is given in honor of the Grove Police Department by the Grove Citizen police Academy Alumni Association each year. Vice President Roy Rott , sitting in for President Ronnie Lane, welcomed all who were present.

Rott also introduced the Grove Police Chief Mark Morris. A bountiful meal was served and Chief Morris gave out awards to his associates honoring them for their services to the department.

Door prizes were drawn and given. A good time was had by all who attended.