An “Appreciation Dinner” for Representative Richard Lindsey, will be held in Gadsden State Cherokee’s Arena on Thursday (September 6th) beginning at 6:00pm.
Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the evening celebrating Representative Lindsey’s more than 35 years of public service to Alabama District #39. During his tenure in office he served for 10 years as the Chairman of the Education Finance & Appropriations Committee, which was responsible for writing the education budget; served three terms as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and he served on a large number of regional and national legislative committees. Representative Lindsey said he is most proud of what he helped to accomplish for jobs, agriculture, education and economic development over his many years in office.
As Education Budget Chairman he helped pass the Rainy Day Fund to help protect schools during proration as well as a billion dollar bond issue for school construction (the largest in state history). He also worked to bring the KTH plant to Cherokee County, and played a key role in making Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre a reality rather than just a dream. He was also instrumental in building a new airport for Cherokee County and Piedmont, and the list goes on and on.
It’s hard to put into words what Richard Lindsey has meant to Cherokee County – and his influence will undoubtedly live on for generations.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Theresa Hulgan:
Again, the event is set to begin at 6:00pm Thursday, in the Arena on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre. Donations of $10.00 per ticket are requested; ages 15 and under are admitted FREE, but DO require an advance ticket for the evening’s meal. All proceeds from that event will go to the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Cherokee County Education & Training Center. Representative Lindsey was instrumental in helping to obtain funding to operate these two non-profits which help children during difficult times and those special need adults in need of assistance with career choices.
To find out more contact the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at (256) 927-8455.