Hundreds attend GOP rally
By Brandon Park
More than 200 guests and Republican party members descended upon the back yard of Historic Broughton Hall last Tuesday for the GOP kick-off rally.
The party began at 6 p.m. with a meet-and-greet, giving members of the community an opportunity to speak with the republican candidates on a face-to-face basis.
All guests in attendance were treated with chicken wings cooked in a special recipe, sides and an assortment of beverages to enjoy while the Three Amigos entertained with live music.
Following the meet-and-greet, candidates were granted time for a stump speech, an opportunity to let the community know where they stand on certain issues.
Candidates participating included Fifth District Commissioner candidate Sammy Cathey, Sheriff candidate Robert Markley, Tax Commissioner candidate Terry Evans, Superior Court Judge candidate John Lee Parrot, Probate Judge candidate Ed Prior and a representative from Paul Broun's office, among others.
Guest speaker Brian Burdett, of Greensboro, was asked to come before the audience and reflect on his experience at the 2008 National GOP convention. Burdett kept the audience entertained with stories about how the convention functions and experiences and people he encountered.
Following the conclusion of the stump speeches, the candidates again allowed the public an opportunity to speak with them one-on-one about certain concerns or issues they may have.