Candidates speak while patrons eat
Fulton County political candidates spoke to a crowd of more then 100 during the Fulton County Hospital Foundation's ham and bean fundraiser and political rally April 22 at the Hickinbotham-Miller building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem.
Attendees sipped lemonade, feasted on ham, brown beans and cornbread before delving fork first into apple and peach cobbler.
Candidates were given five minutes to address the audience in which they spoke about topics ranging from credentials to family, in an attempt to gather support for their respective political ambitions.
Among others in attendance, State Senator Paul Miller and State Representative Curren Everett visited with patrons before they spoke, both expressing appreciation for the people of Fulton County.
The one county office candidate who did not attend was current Fulton County Judge Charles Willet.
Willett said he was out working on the road situation the county is facing to the tune of over $4.5 million in damage.
The office of constable has been consolidated and now presides over Fulton County Township One, which encompasses the entire county.
The new countywide office of constable is being sought by Butch Blair, Boyd Dailey and Monte Lane. Although present, candidates did not speak but joined in with handshakes as they spoke one-on-one with potential voters.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fulton County Hospital Foundation.