Red Apron dinners resume
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 5:00 pm
Obion County GOP’s innovative, informative and inspirational Red Apron dinners, which were instituted Aug. 20, proved immensely popular, according to a local Republican Party spokesman.
The meals were served by leaders within the local and area organization, such as Mike Cox and Col. James Harding, as well as GOP elected officials and those running on the Republican ticket for offices affecting local voters. The latter included Rep. Andy Holt, Sen.-elect John Stephens, Congressman Stephen Fincher and Rep. Bill Sanderson. Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey and a representative for Gov. Bill Haslam, Sammie Arnold, also proved themselves adept at handling the distinctive red plastic baskets of delicious food while decked out in bright aprons of the same color.
The success of the dinners made it possible for the Obion County GOP to obtain permanent headquarters for the organization at 215 South First St. in downtown Union City.
The event will begin again Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the headquarters location and will serve as an open house and an opportunity for the community to enjoy the new offices and to meet or greet Rep. Bill Sanders and Sen.-elect John Stephens, who will be donning the red aprons for the evening and passing out a catered meal.
Dinners will be staged once a month, along with other important political events, and the new office will be manned one day a week for the convenience of those with an interest in politics. Phone service at headquarters will be available at 885-7998.
Published in The Messenger 11.30.12