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Bill Johnson Presentation for Cars & Coffee

Our own Jerry Winston introduced our speaker, Bill Johnson. They obviously know each other but I failed to find out how. Seems Bill was on the radio for 38 years and among other things did advertising for various products. He decided it was time to retire and set about doing just that – however, he was contacted by Harper Auto Square (you know that outfit on Kingston Pike that most of us just drive by and look at all the pretty cars) to come and work for them in their advertising department. He ended up being retired for three days.  Along with being a car buff he is also a Civil War historian – what a combination!  He dreamed up the idea of Cars & Coffee which has really turned into a “big deal” and this year will bring in 4-5,000 cars. Pilot has joined in with them for the coffee portion and has been a big help. They started out with 5 policemen to help with parking, crowd control, etc., and this year they have 14. It is held at West Town Mall from 8 to 11 on Sunday. Obviously, this is before the mall opens to the public.   It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun and according to Bill not to be missed.

Next week:  We will have Kim Trent with Knox Heritage.

Tuesday, April 18th Board Meeting at Chesapeake’s, 6 pm All are welcome and board members should be there.

Bob Rentenbach read the prayer, Aubrey Cowan led the pledge, James Lewis represented UT Speech and Hearing and he is a professor (looked to be about 12 years old) teaches and does research.

John Kerr our district Secretary/Treasurer reminded everyone our Don’t Walk in Silence is coming up on April 22nd. They will be set up by 8:30 in the morning, it’s about a mile walk with coffee and goodies to make it worth your while. You get a t-shirt and an atta boy from the other walkers. See you there!