The Hawkins County Lincoln Day Dinner last night was tremendous with a record crowd of nearly 400 from all over east Tennessee. Senator Bob Corker was the keynote speaker and the crowd raved about his wonderful speech and the way he mingled with the attendees.
He was introduced by our Lt. Governor, Ron Ramsey, who also introduced our own Mike Faulk by reading a letter of endorsement from Congressman Zach Wamp.
Mike Faulk made a big splash with his announcement to seek the state senate seat in the fall. Phil Roe, candidate for Congress, attended, and the crowd seemed to really respond to his campaign.
Photographs were taken and will be displayed soon.
The entertainment was outstanding, and the highlight was when Senator Corker held the music for the group, which consisted of Brad and Jessica Price, Jim and Steven Bowman, and Lynn Mahan. We hope they will perform again soon.
The dinner was catered by Klassy Katering and, again they provided a delicious meal.
Lois Mayes and Carl Bailey were presented the Man and Woman of the Year award. We will provide more details later