John Sevier Chapter Hosts George Washington Banquet

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Annual George Washington banquet and meeting, held by the local John Sevier Chapter on Thursday at the Holiday Inn at Hamilton Place, had a good attendance.  Special guests included Cadet William Guill, from Red Bank High School as the SAR Chapter winner and nomination to the TNSSAR Cadet of the year.  Brent Dryer, an Eagle Scout, was the SAR chapter winner and nomination to the TNSSAR as Eagle Scout of the year.   

Each nominee received $100 for being a winner/nominee to the State SAR program.

The guest speaker was Colin Wakefield, TNSSAR president, and he spoke on what many British leaders considered a revolution brought on by the Presbyterians.  Mr. Wakefield also inducted the chapter officers for 2014-2015.

The next chapter meeting will be on May 1 at the same location.  For further information on the SAR or attending a meeting, contact Tim Adams at tkadams1@gmail.com or 949-7167.


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