Rick Symmonds Wins Braves Tickets From Friends Of Rex Sparks Raffle

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Rex Sparks speaking with new friends at JFest.
Rex Sparks speaking with new friends at JFest.

Friends of Rex Sparks for General Sessions Court Judge announced that Rick Symmonds of Ringgold is the winner of the raffle for four free tickets to see the Braves versus Diamondbacks on July 4. 

"We want to thank everyone at JFest 2014, that took the time to visit our booth," said Mr. Sparks. "We enjoyed chatting with everyone and appreciate all of your positive comments, questions and encouragement.  

"We really enjoyed the fellowship with other Christians and the great music.  We also really really appreciated our canopy that helped keep us out of the 90+ degree sun and kept us slightly dry during the downpours."

Braves tickets were paid for by Friends of Rex Sparks, Alyce Brooks treasurer.



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