Randall Hutto: We have many things for which to be thankful

With the leaves changing colors and a little nip in the air, it’s a good time to go for a ride and enjoy the fall colors and all that this season brings. The month of November brings on the holiday season and the many reasons for us to be thankful.
Nov 12, 2013
Randall Hutto

With the leaves changing colors and a little nip in the air, it’s a good time to go for a ride and enjoy the fall colors and all that this season brings. The month of November brings on the holiday season and the many reasons for us to be thankful. 

We celebrated Veterans Day on Monday at many different places across our county. We are very thankful for the sacrifices they and their families have made over the years. 

After the Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Wilson County Courthouse, we had the ground breaking ceremony for the Wilson County Veterans Plaza. The Plaza is a sign to our veterans of how much they mean to us and how much we want to remember their commitment and sacrifice. We believe this site will educate, inform and keep alive the many memories and stories that need to be passed on to future generations. 

We had a tremendous crowd for our Veterans Day celebration.  Thanks to all who came out to support our veterans on the parade route and at the ceremony. A special thanks goes to the American Legion Post 15 and the city of Lebanon for an outstanding program. 

We also celebrated the hard work and sacrifice of our county and city leaders with an event at the Watertown Drive-In Theater. We enjoyed a dinner by Two Fat Men Catering, thanks to Ed Riley and his staff, and we watched a movie under the stars compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Floyd.  The cost of this event was totally free thanks to Two Fat Men Catering, Stardust Drive-In, Wilson Bank and Trust and Sparkle Cleaners.  

They helped us show our government leaders how much they mean to us.  It was a great night for me as mayor, as we watched everyone interact and having a good time as they swapped stories. Thanks to Dakota Weatherford for taking the lead on this event and others who made this happen.  

And last, when talking about thankfulness, health is always something we think of during this time. The Health Fair is a great source we have for our employees to learn and educate themselves on health assessment. This was a great event to see the different health benefits Wilson County government has to offer. Thanks to Debbie Moss and Kathy Hughes for taking the lead on this and all those who contributed, as well.   

These are only a few things we have to be thankful for in Wilson County.  

My wish for you is that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with time spent with your family. 

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