STATE COUNCIL TENNESSEE, STATE SOCIAL 2019
The State Council of Tennessee holds our State Sessions Bi-annually. On the off year we hold our State Social, a one-day event, where we can get together for fellowship and invite family and friends that we feel would make good Jr. Order Members.
This year our State Social was held on July 13, at Cove Lake State Park. Cove Lake is about 30 minutes North of Knoxville, right off of I-75. A beautiful park, on a small lake, with boat rentals and fishing, a very nice campground, a swimming pool, hiking and biking trails and picnic shelters.
We got a picnic shelter for the day and started gathering about 11:30 a.m. We had a very nice turnout with 21 members and guests. Jr. Past National Councilor, Charles Riehs, came to fellowship with us, from North Carolina, along with his family. His daughter, Misty with her husband, Edwin and their 2 children, Edwin Jr., and Madison. It was great to have them with us and we hope they will all visit with us again.
We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Ms. Connie brought her chili again this year, you can’t have a really good hot dog without chili (in my opinion 😊). . . . and Ms. Connie Potter’s chili is very good, even all by itself. Members also brought drinks and desserts. There was cookies and cake, but my favorite was the banana pudding !
After we ate, all we could. . . . we had a Washer’s Tournament. A game similar to corn hole, but more like a cross between corn hole and horseshoes. It is played with a smaller board, with 2 holes in the board and a stick in the middle to make ringers on, and you throw big 3” washers. We’ve had this yard game for many years. We’ve brought it to every Social, and everyone seems to enjoy it.
We had several teams playing, but Brother Charles and his son-in-law, Edwin, were the winners of the day. They were hard to beat !
It was a good day, good food, and good fellowship ! We appreciate everyone that came 😊
Kyle brought his Dulcimer to the State Social, and little Edwin, Jr., really seemed to enjoy the music !
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