Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
The Montgomery County Republican Party recently hosted its annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, bringing more than 300 supporters out to meet with current Republican leaders and candidates.
Guests enjoyed dinner and music, followed by a series of speeches, which began with a recorded video message of thanks from United States Senator Marsha Blackburn who was out of the country and unable to attend.
Event Chair Marie Tillman opened the evening by welcoming Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts to the podium. Sharon Massey Grimes then spent several minutes recognizing a long list of distinguished guests from around the state of Tennessee.
State Representative Curtis Johnson acted as emcee for the evening, introducing Bill Powers, then candidate for State District 22 Senate, Jay Reedy, State Representative District 74, and the evening's featured speaker Dr. Mark Green, United States Congressman District 7.
Congressman Green delivered an impassioned speech to the crowd, which focused on his very busy first few months in office, and his vision for the future of Tennessee and the country.