TOP PHOTO: Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton was the keynote speaker at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on Friday night.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Republican Party and the Campbell County Republican Women’s Club hosted the Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner and live auction held Friday night. 

The event took place at the Ball Farm Event Center and showcased keynote Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, as well as guest speakers State Rep. Dennis Powers and State Sen. Ken Yager.

Campbell County Republican Party Executive Committee Chair Zachary Walden was the Master of Ceremonies for the political fundraiser. Walden acknowledged all elected officials in the room, as well as thanked this year’s dinner host committee and dinner sponsors.

Tennessee State Sen. Ken Yager (left) and Billy Ball (right.)

The dinner host committee consisted of the Ball family, Jared Effler and Kent and Geneva Younce. 

Dinner sponsors included the Honorable Elizabeth C. Asbury, Chancellor; Honorable E. Shayne Sexton, Criminal Court Judge; Wayne and Deana Barton, Daniel Forrester, Esq. and Ed Wheeler. 

State Representative Dennis Powers, far right, and Boy Scouts Troop 310 helped handle the live auction at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner held Friday night.

The presentation of colors was presented by the Jellico Honor Guard and Boy Scout Troop 310 led the pledge of allegiance. The National Anthem was sung by the Roberts Sisters and the invocation was done by Reverend Lynn Ray.

During the fundraiser, multiple items were auctioned off such as Reagan presidential cuff links and other presidential memorabilia, along with donated baked goods and more. 

General Sessions Judge Amanda Sammons and her husband Scott were in attendance at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner.

The message of the evening was to get and keep Republicans in office.

Keynote speaker Cameron Sexton spoke, giving updates on state affairs.

“To sum it up, we’re doing great, and if we keep electing people like Dennis Powers and Ken Yager, we will continue to be successful,” Sexton said.

Powers announced he would be running for re-election next year. Powers spoke, saying he was “proof the American dream was possible.” 

“If you work hard, play by the rules, you can achieve the American dream,” Powers said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/23/2021-6AM)