They're the people behind the elected county officials who keep Smith County running and Friday night they were honored.
Sheriff J.B. Smith even grabbed a dance with some of his valued employees. This is the first time Smith County's employees have been publicly recognized for their hard work. As a bonus, Smith County workers enjoyed the fun while the bosses served them treats.
"We wanted to recognize the fact that our employees are so critical to our operation." says Smith County Judge Becky Dempsey. "And we just wanted to do something a little nice for them and give them some refreshments and we've got door prizes for them."
Friday seemed like a perfect day to honor all of the hours the workers in Smith County put in since today is the 157th anniversary of the county.