Cunningham, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers was at the 106th Annual Lone Oak Picnic held by the Central Civitan Club on Saturday, July 27th, 2014 talking to those in attendance.
“It’s great to see so many of you out here this afternoon. I want to thank you first for allowing me to serve as the county mayor for the two previous terms,” said Bowers. “We’ve been able to accomplish a lot of good. This county has done a lot of great things.”“We have seen more jobs come to Montgomery County. 4,500 new jobs at the Industrial Park alone. We’ve seen 2.9 billion dollars invested in our community just in the Industrial Parks. Working on bringing good high paying jobs has been a high priority,” Bowers stated.
“Our county has invested over 200 million dollars in the last eight years in building new schools because of the increase in population. If that’s called frivolous spending then so be it,” Bowers said. “But you have to invest in your community if you want it to progress forward. I am a firm believer in doing whats right for the everyday citizens of Montgomery County.”
About the Lone Oak Picnic
The Central Civitan Club has sponsored the Lone Oak Picnic since 1975. Lone Oak is a tradition for candidates in Montgomery County. All the money raised is used in the communities south of the Cumberland River through several projects sponsored by the Central Civitan Club. The Central Civitan Club, for example, supports the local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The club provides financial assistance to victims of house fires in the community.
They also fund scholarships for and support many educational and extra-curricular activities of the students, teachers and staff at Montgomery Central High School, Montgomery Central Middle School and Montgomery Central Elementary School as well as Cumberland Heights Elementary School.