Shout-Out for Locals from Senator Mike Williams

Mike Williams gave Hawkins County a few shout-outs today with two Joint Resolutions.  Both passed House and Senate unanimously.

SJR1199 honors and congratulates Cherokee High School Girl’s softball Head Coach Charlie Christopher and the Cherokee High School Lady Chiefs on their remarkable 2008 season and wishes them much continued success as they compete in the Class AAA Tournament in Murfreesboro.

(Tournament Update: Lady Chiefs lost 1-0 to Ooltewah today but remain in the double elimination tournament play. They play again tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Jay Phillips at WRGS will be covering the game – listen live. You’re darn tootin’ we take our high school sports seriously `round here. Go Chiefs!)

The second resolution honors and recognizes Otis and Kathy Eldridge as citizens who, through their extraordinary efforts, have distinguished themselves as community leaders of whom we can all be proud.

The General Assembly acknowledges and applauds the Eldridges for their efforts to provide wholesome community entertainment through their creation of “Memory Lane” a full scale 1950s village that allows visitors to relive the bygone era by means of numerous period buildings and exhibits and through their annual Memory Lane Car Show, to be held this year on May 24, 2008.

The event attracts approximately 700 classic cars for exhibition and more than 8,000 spectators. The Eldridges donate the proceeds from this annual event to such noteworthy organizations as the American Cancer Society and the families and soldiers of the 278th Regimental Combat Team.

Read it here.

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