Smith County Celebrates, Inc.

 

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The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Smith County Celebrates. Smith County Celebrates, Inc. is a local non-profit,non-partisan organization established to celebrate the history and heritage of Smith County and its residents, both past and present. Their annual banquet honors Cordell Hull and Al Gore, Jr., two Nobel Peace Prize recipients from Smith County. This annual celebration and its year-round initiatives provide a unique crossroads for a diverse community of residents, business members, educators,and civic practitioners. Proceeds from this event will assist with providing a mobile educational exhibit related to the two Nobel Peace Prize winners from Smith County, with photos, historical documents, and artifacts. The exhibit will be available to local businesses, schools, and organizations on their premises upon request. It will also help provide four$500 recurring local scholarships to students in Smith County. For more information please visit smithcountycelebrates.org or contact Smith County Celebrates President, Jim Hebert at 615-270-5565.

The 2018 banquet was held at the Smith County Agricultural Center on August 18th. Dinner was provided by Helen’s Restaurant. Mr. Walter Glenn Birdwell and Jack McCall served as keynote speakers. Carol Brown Andrews emceed the event. Invocation will be given by Carthage United Methodist Church Pastor, Monica Mowdy. In attendance for the dinner were Gore and his daughter Karenna Gore Schiff. After the night’s presentations were complete, Al Gore mingled with other event attendees, pausing for pictures and personally congratulating the local scholarship recipients.

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