Local Democrats hold fish fry

Friday, May 1, 2009
Tribune photo by Karen Hall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett and county commissioner Rocky Bowden chat during the Marshall County Democratic party's fish fry Saturday.

Blessed with perfect weather and a large crowd, the Marshall County Democratic party held a fund-raising fish fry in the pavilion at Rock Creek Park on Saturday.

"There are so many Democrats in the county now, we thought we'd celebrate," said local party chairman Chris Collins. "We do this every now and again," he added, "but this is the first time at lunch."

At least 150 people enjoyed catfish and all the fixin's, provided by Russell Catering.

Many local political figures joined the crowd, including both Lewisburg mayoral candidates, nearly all the people running for Lewisburg council seats, county mayor Joe Boyd Liggett, and state representative Eddie Bass.

Mike Terry from the Bart Gordon campaign gave a short speech for his candidate.

"It's 556 days until the November election," he told the group. He told them Gordon is the chairman of the science and technology committee, and is working on legislation that will train our next generation of workers, and other legislation that will help our kids grow up safe and get a job close to home. Right now Gordon is trying to make sure that Italian nuclear waste does not end up passing through or staying in Tennessee.

"Bart is never more than a phone call away," Terry reminded the Democrats and their guests.