Signal Mountain Lions Present Check To Labor Day Raffle Winner

Monday, September 23, 2013 - by Ruth Robinson
Pictured are Curtiss Hewlett (Raffle Chairman), Larry Bascom (seller of the winning ticket), and Glenn Baird (grand prize winner)
Pictured are Curtiss Hewlett (Raffle Chairman), Larry Bascom (seller of the winning ticket), and Glenn Baird (grand prize winner)
Glenn Baird of Signal Mountain was the winner of the Signal Mountain Lions Club Labor Day car raffle. He was presented with his award at the monthly meeting of the Lions Club, a check for $13,000. He had the choice of one of three new cars or the price of the car and he chose the money.
 
Thanks to the support of the community, the Signal Mountain Lions Club was able to raise over $20,000. 100% of the money raised will be used for sight service projects and various community projects on Signal Mountain.
 

The speaker for the meeting was the new town manager, Chris Dorsey, who was introduced by Bill Lusk, Signal Mountain Town Mayor. Mr. Dorsey, a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has been in public service for 26 years, 18 of them in Memphis. In his brief message he said his goal in his job was to do things for people.
 
With a grin he told the Lions Club members not to fuss at him for anything the town does because he had nothing to do with making policy. He indicated that was the job of those like Mayor Lusk. "My responsibility is to implement the policies set by the Town Council."

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