Tea Party rally planned for Saturday
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Apr 27, 2012 | 588 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Presbyterian minister and historian/author J. Steven Wilkins and radio personality Jeff Akin will be speakers for a public rally here Saturday sponsored by the Upshur County Grassroots TEA Party.

The gathering on the Upshur County Courthouse lawn will begin about 9:45 a.m. with music by The Jordan’s Gospel Bluegrass Band. Speeches are scheduled to start at or about 10:45 a.m., and the event is scheduled to end about noon, said Chuck Mears, one of the rally organizers.

Wilkins, who pastors a church in Monroe, La., will deliver the keynote speech on “Real Patriotism.” Akin is an “activist for Constitutionally limited government” and an advocate for “secure and transparent elections,” said Mears.

Admission to the event is free and those attending are urged to bring folding chairs. Copies of the Constitution, bumper stickers, and literature will be available to those attending.

No political candidates for office will be allowed to have tables at the rally without the organizing committee’s permission, Mears said. In case of rain, the event will be re-scheduled for another date, he said.

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