Club Hosts Candidate Cookout
The rain gave way for a great day in Newport, North Carolina!
Crystal Coast Republican Women members, the community, candidates, and elected officials gathered on Saturday, September 10, for a family-friendly meet-and-greet cookout. Candidates and officials from local to national races were in attendance.
Senator Norm Sanderson gave the invocation, followed by a moment of silence for 9/11, the Pledge led by Judge Bob Cherry, and the National Anthem led by club member Evonne Watson.
Speakers included: Congressman Dr. Greg Murphy, NC-03; NC Senator Norm Sanderson, Candidate for NC House & CCRW member Celeste Cairns; Judge Bob Cherry; 2024 Candidate for Superior Court Judge Gus Willis; District Attorney Scott Thomas; Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck & Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes; Register of Deeds Karen Hardesty; County Commissioners Chuck Shinn & Chris Chadwic; Candidate for County Commissioner David Quinn, and; Candidate for Board of Education Dana Vinson Mull.
Associate members John Nix, Rick Cochran, and Matt Broughton manned the grill, while the candidates and elected officials donned gloves and served lunch to attendees.