Beth Harwell set to speak at city picnic

By LARRY C. BOWERS
Posted 11/3/17

Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell will be in Cleveland Sunday, to wish the city a happy birthday.Harwell, who represents the 56th District in Davidson County, is expected to say a few words …

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Beth Harwell set to speak at city picnic

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Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell will be in Cleveland Sunday, to wish the city a happy birthday.

Harwell, who represents the 56th District in Davidson County, is expected to say a few words during the community-wide celebration Sunday on the Cleveland Greenway at the Greenway Pavilion off Raider Drive.

Harwell was unable to attend the city's recent 175th Anniversary Dinner at Lee University's Arts and Communications Building, where Lee University President Dr. Paul Conn was the keynote speaker, but she did accept an invitation to attend Sunday's picnic and ice cream social.

Others attending the dinner, and a follow-up concert at Pangle Hall by Jermaine Purifory and The Voices of Lee, were U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, state Sens. Mike Bell and Todd Gardenhire, and state Rep. Kevin Brooks.

The Cleveland Fire Department's Honor Guard and firefighter Sammy Previlus also performed.

There will be several activities between 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland will coordinate a short program, which will include entertainments from the Cleveland Pops, an appearance by the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, and an elaborate fly-over tribute to the city organized by Cleveland Jetport Manager Mark Fidler.

There will be a number of door prizes given away, contributed by area businesses, industries, and individuals. These awards will be distributed throughout the afternoon, and contributors will be recognized.

The highlight of Sunday's event will be an ice cream social with the ice cream provided by Athen's Mayfield Dairy, and birthday cake and cupcakes baked by local bakeries.

Rowland is expected to recognize individuals who served on the city's 175th Anniversary Planning Committee, chaired by the mayor.

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