Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lenoir County Democratic Women Host Reception to Honor Outgoing and Incoming Elected Officials


The Democratic Women of Lenoir County held a Reception at The Gate this past Sunday to honor Fmr. Mayor Buddy Rich and City Councilman Jimmy Cousins and to congratulate Bobby Merritt, Robby Swinson and BJ Murphy on winning their Elections.

People from both ends of the spectrum were in attendance in a show of Bi Partisan Support for The Administration that is taking office. County Commissioners and City Council Members where also in attendance to thank Mayor Rich and Jimmy Cousins for their years of Services to the community and also to welcome BJ and Bobby Merritt into Public Office.

There was The Girl Scouts, singing, and poetry. It was a great reception and everyone appeared to have a great time. I want to personally thank Debra Tyson and Sheila Seymour for organizing this Event and encourage them to host events like this again in the Future.

The purpose of this event was to promote Community Unity and to thank those that are stepping down and at the same time reach out to those that are stepping up. Mayor Murphy has a tough road ahead of him as do all the members of the City Council. And if we all work together that road want seem so tough.

There is nothing this community can't do if we all come together. I said to Sheila that Politics should be the Art of Common Dreams. And what I mean by that is instead of us fighting about all the things we disagree about lets find the Common Ground and work on the issues that we all care so much about and that is rebuilding this community through building relationship and working on our common dreams for Kinston and Lenoir County!

Anthony D. Hall
President - Young Democrats of Lenoir County
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