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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Broughton

14th Annual Reagan Rally A Great Success!

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

The 14th Annual CCRW Reagan Rally went off without a hitch! The event was well attended by elected officials, club members, and die-hard Republicans from Carteret, Craven, and Onslow Counties. Representative Jon Hardister, Representative Celeste Cairns, Senator Norm Sanderson, Hal Weatherman, and Sheriff Asa Buck (to name a few) spent the evening with us.

The Master of Ceremonies, RNC Committeewoman Kyshia Brassington, was a treat, and Keynote Speaker William Federer kept the crowd entertained. Matthew Broughton, SSG, U.S. Army-Retired, led the Salute to the Flag, and Kevin White played America the Beautiful on the bagpipes. CCRW Members honored Former NC Representative Pat McElraft and thanked her for the 16 years she served Carteret County by presenting her with a gift. She took the torch from Jean Preston, and we know her legacy will continue through the work of Rep. Cairns. Can you believe a member of CCRW has served in that seat since 1993!?

Our Silent Auction items gathered interest: from a 7-day vacation in Copper Mountain, Colorado, to Babe Ruth memorabilia. The funds raised go to supporting the club's efforts in keeping Carteret County RED!

A special Thank You to our sponsors:

Long Leaf Pine: Rep. Cairns; Karen Hardesty; Mike & Lynn Carraway; The Honorable Bob Cherry.

Tar Heel: Dianne Tetreautl; Bucky & Wendy Oliver

Cardinal: Supporters of Gus Willis

Dogwood: Martie Cochran; Pat Joyce; Commissioner Chris & Kathryn Chadwick; John & Michele Nix.

Scotch Bonnet: Jessica Hult; Mary Boughton; Ken Raper; Joan Breest; Stephanie Broughton.

If you missed this year's Rally, don't worry - we still have a couple more events this year, and we have the 15th Annual Reagan Rally next February to look forward too.

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