McHenry’s “town halls” meet at churchBy
Kid you not. Can’t make this stuff up. Two of ‘em.
Tonight’s town hall at 6:30 for Mitchell County is at the Abundant Life Outreach church (just outside of Spruce Pine). I’ve been there. Never seen so much audio equipment in my life. And compared to the cramped Newland town hall from last night at least it’s got plenty of parking.
This church, Abundant Life Outreach, is attended by the First Vice Chair of the Republican Party, and Spruce Pine Mayor, and Republican Campaign Activist – Ralph Hise. His mother, Shirley Hise, also attends this church. She is the Director of the Chamber of Commerce (As a side note the Mitchell Chamber rents the front part of its office building to the McHenry Congressional Field Office). Also belonging to the Abundant Life Outreach Church is Bill Sleagel (sp?) who is the new Chair of the Tenth District Republicans.
So, it’s a neutral location on so many fronts.
Another unpublic location for a McHenry town hall is the Catawba edition on Tuesday, August 21, 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church 1301 12th Street Drive, NW, Hickory, NC. I know nothing much about the philosophies of either of these churches but do why do we have to go to church to meet our Congressman?
For the full schedule of McHenry’s visits to all the 10th district counties, click here. Don’t forget to take a camera and audio or video recording equipment.