Sep 4 2008

From Joe Gallagher:


Blount Democrats, Concerned Citizens: Tomorrow, September 5, is our next First Friday Luncheon--11:30AM at Ryan's, Alcoa (near Wal-Mart). Please join us for another stimulating session featuring discussions about better government in Blount County and the nation.

Our program will be highlighted by a speaker from Barack Obama's Knoxville headquarters. Many Blount County residents have asked how they can help the Obama campaign and many already are doing so. I'm personally not certain if there is a co-ordinated effort in Blount County and this will be an opportunity towards that goal.

Dennis Weeter, a regular at the luncheons, will also speak about the environment--especially global warming. Dennis is an environmental engineer and an expert on matters dealing with clean air, clean water, plant life and other eco issues. I trust that he will explain the impact of ice packs the size of Manhattan Island floating in the seas.

We also will hear from our splendid County Commissioner, Wendy Pitts Reeves and next Tuesday's "Called Meeting" to appoint a replacement for David Duggan's seat in the Blount County General Sessions Court. Laura Rule, a Democrat, has applied for that position. Ms. Rule is most eminently qualified and we hope she receives proper consideration.

As usual, other matters of concern to our Blount County community will be open for discussion. Please attend.

2ND EVENT: Democratic Headquarters on Ellis Street is hosting its inaugural Friday "Happy Hour" from 5:00PM to 7:30PM. Bring your own soft drinks (beer and wine permitted) plus finger food/snacks and a lawn chair. This is an excellent opportunity for Democrats (and others) to socialize and discuss important issues.

3RD EVENT: CAPPE is holding a Benefit Concert at THE SHED, Highway 321, adjacent to the Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson & Buell in Maryville. The concert features: Maggie Longmire & Free Soil Farm; Jay Clark and the CC Stringband; The Lonetones; and The Bearded. THE SHED is a good venue and you will be with some like-minded residents who are concerned about the future of Blount county. $10.00 admission at the gate with food and beverages available for purchase.


Going to miss the 1st event.

Going to miss the 1st event. Wish I could be there to hear what the Obama campaign rep has to say.

Maybe I'll make it to one of the two other events.

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