Freedoms Foundation Chooses New Officers

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Front row, Gail Pike, Patsy Henry. Bettye Parker and Mary Copeland. Back row, Estelle Cunningham, Gene Pike,  Larry Henry,  Jim McKinney, Geraldine Charton and J. Cooper.
Front row, Gail Pike, Patsy Henry. Bettye Parker and Mary Copeland. Back row, Estelle Cunningham, Gene Pike, Larry Henry, Jim McKinney, Geraldine Charton and J. Cooper.
- photo by Wes Schultz

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge honored past officers and elected new ones.

The meeting was held Saturday at Coker Farm on Standifer Gap Road. 

Gene Pike, Tom McConnell, Valerie Rutledge, Larry Henry, Patsy Henry, Jim McKinney and Geraldine Charton
Gene Pike, Tom McConnell, Valerie Rutledge, Larry Henry, Patsy Henry, Jim McKinney and Geraldine Charton
- Photo2 by Wes Schultz

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