“You that are assembled here in this room, you are resolved to help Trigg County grow without sacrificing your morals and your family values,” said TCAA leader Bob McIntosh.
Cissy Lawrence, who also works at the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center, told the story about how while driving one day 16 years ago, she was hit head-on by a drunk driver. While Lawrence was hospitalized, she survived, but the other driver was not as lucky, she said.
Lawrence said that while she understood that alcohol currently, exists in the county, she thinks it would worse if people could legally drink here.
“We don’t want the things that alcohol represents,” McIntosh said.
One member said they should canvass the various neighborhoods in the county and talk to people about the effects of alcohol. At least one other member suggested polling the congregations of one or more of the churches in the area.
Later, another member suggested that the group set up a web site and include testimonies of people, such as Lawrence, about what they see as the harmful effects of alcohol.
Another member said that someone put up a Grow Trigg sign on the lawn of Calvary Baptist Church while church services were being held, and commented on the “lack of respect” that such actions indicate.
Yet another member said that when his anti-alcohol sign was taken down, he retaliated by buying three more such signs.
TCAA Member Ronnie Sadler said that it was ironic that Grow Trigg tells people to look at the facts, as, according to him, the facts of the issue are not on the side of the group, which wants to end prohibition in Trigg County.
Sadler said that when there was a wet/dry vote in Century City, they were told that the likes of Applebee’s and O’Charley’s would move into their town. “Instead, they got a Waffle House,” he said.
It was also said at the meeting that once Grow Trigg has enough signatures on their petition to bring the wet/dry issue to a vote, Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries has 30 days to certify those names.
Bro. Mike Rust, holding his Bible, said he could point to several Bible verses that tell people not to drink alcohol, including one that tells priests to abstain from wine.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at Calvary Baptist Church.