Friday, December 07, 2007

Chowan County BBQ Is Senator Fred Smith's 60th

Chowan County's Nixon Catering was the location for Senator Fred Smith's 60th BBQ in this amazing statewide tour. With this being the 60th, Senator Smith is well past halfway in his campaign for Governor.

Joe Humphries (shown above on left) staffs the front desk for registration in anticipation of a big crowd.

There was a great crowd present, and when they got started, Bob Steinburg (shown below), Chowan County Republican Party Chairman acted as Master of Ceremonies.

Eddy Browining (shown below), Republican Party Chairman of adjacent Washington County gave the invocation.

Deidre Jersey led the crowd in singing the National Anthem.

After everyone had eaten, they played the standard Fred Smith introductory video while Fred (shown below) waited to be introduced. The Video always ends with the playing of the Lee Greenwood written campaign song. Click
here to listen.

Bill Schultz (shown below), Vice Chairman of the Chowan County Republican Party introduced Fred to the audience.

Fred gave his usual campaign speech, in which he talks about why he is going to all the effort to visit all 100 counties in North Carolina at least once each during this primary campaign. He tells about gowing up in the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh, and the struggles in business which ultimately were rewarded by success.

Senator Fred Smith spoke of his love for our State of North Carolina, and his belief that government is out of touch with what the majority of people want. He talked about the things that make us great and the things that help us enjoy the freedom of our great nation America. These talks are always a great dialogue..Though I have seen Fred make a powerful speech in a more formal environment, these talks are always low key, personal and sincere. It is part of what makes them such a great connection between Fred and the people who come out.

The meeting was closed by singing "God Bless America", led by Deidre Jersey. This is the traditional way that Fred closes his BBQs and it is always a great ending.

When he finishes his speech there are always a great number of people who want Fred to autograph his biography for them.

Fred really lives the theme of his autobiography, "The difference between good and great is a little extra effort." He is the hardest working candidate I have ever seen. The Chowan County stop on the Fred Smith Statewide BBQ Tour was a resounding success thanks to all the great people who came out.


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