Serving Visitors

Clifty Inn’s Horine receives
annual Hospitality Award

A record 20 nominees
were submitted to the CVB this year

By Don Ward

(June 2011) – Bud Horine is well known among staffers at Clifty Inn for helping guests and providing excellent customer service. But he went out of his way to help a party of guests recently that in May earned him accolades as the 2011 Madison-Jefferson County Hospitality Award winner.

Hospitality Award nominees

Photo by Don Ward

A record 20 Hospitality Award
nominees were honored May 11
by the Madison Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau.

The award is presented annually by the Madison Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. This year’s award was selected from a record 20 nominees.
But tourism officials believe Horine’s act of kindness is well deserving of the award. When a visiting couple had driven to Madison to celebrate their anniversary, they were disappointed when a buffet was not offered at Clifty Falls State Park Inn on the day of their visit. Horine, who works at Clifty Inn as the Food Service Director, tracked the couple down the following day and delivered a free lunch to them.
Staff members say he is constantly interacting with guests and enhancing their dining experience. Clifty Inn General Manager Karen Hinton says the award is well deserved.
The CVB staff held a reception May 11 to honor all 20 nominees and present the award. The other nominees included:

Bud Horine

Above photo by Don Ward; below photo provided

Bud Horine, left receives the
Madison-Jefferson County Hospitality
Award May 11 from tourism staff
member Marci Jones. Ginger
Davidson (bottom right) is honored
by Indiana Lt. Gov Rebecca
Skillman in Indianapolis.

Ginger Davidson

• Taya Barron, Comfort Inn;
• Helen McClure, Something Simple;
• Rick Eblen, The Lottie Mae Inn B&B;
• Tami Brindel, Body, Mind and Spirit Massage;
• Deb Fine, Cocoa Safari Chocolates;
• Marni Todd and Patti Owens, The Floating Cow;
• Stephanie Hellmann, Nice Shots Photography;
• Julie Bishop, Riverboat Inn;
Notable Nominees.
• Steve Thomas, Thomas Family Winery;
• Angie Stuart, Key West Shrimp House;
• Cari LaPine, Clifty Inn;
• Brenda Weaver, Hillside Inn;
• Sonia Folkner, All Good Things;
• Gregor and Phoebe James, Chickiepoos;
• Shirley Smalley, Azalea Manor;
• Steve Minett, Village Lights Bookstore;
• Dianne Spurgeon, Sara Dickerson, Bonnie Spraver, Jane Michelle Kelly, Josh, and Kathie Petkovic, Riverboat Inn;
• Betty Todd, Madison Fudge Factory.
Earlier in the day, two Jefferson County, Ind., residents were honored in Indianapolis by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman among her annual statewide Hospitality Awards. Margie Webb of Margie’s Country Store, a fixture on Madison’s Main Street for nearly 40 years, and Ginger Davidson, co-owner of Lee Bottom Flying Field near Hanover, were honored with awards.

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