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Year 2019 Noon Tuesdays - Gallatin City Hall 615.642.5777

9/11 Rescuer To Speak At Banquet

Anne Dottore and her dogs have participated in search and rescue operations all over the country, including spending 10 days at the 9/11 site in New York.

Dottore, operator of Bluegrass Canine Dog Training in Franklin, KY., will be the keynote speaker at the Gallatin Lions Club annual banquet on Oct. 30 at the Gallatin Country Club. In addition to speaking, she will show a video of some of rescues.

During the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, 2,996 people were killed, including 2,753 at the World Trade Center where Dottore and her dog were assigned to the rescue work.

The banquet is held each year in the fall and recognizes those members who have made outstanding contributions to the Gallatin Lions Club. The evening will begin with a buffet, Spouses are invited.

Near Record 152 Riders
Participated in the 7th Annual Grand Fonda

A near record 152 bikers peddled down North Water Avenue to launch this year’s 7th annual Gran Fondo sponsored by the Gallatin Lions Club on Sept. 15, 2018.

The weather was perfect for participants who chose either the 62-mile, 31-mile or 15-mile ride through the northeast portion of Sumner County. The sun was out, but the temperature was moderate.

“There were three rest stops on each course with Gallatin Lions Club members monitoring the bike ride routes for riders who needed assistance with water, bike repairs or transportation to return to the starting area if completing the course was deemed beyond their ability to finish,” said member Allen Parks.

“But,” he added, “of the 152 riders participating, less than 15 riders failed to complete the course” One rider, who chose to pedal slowly and enjoy the beautiful scenery, finished several hours after the others.

Parks said, “Riders were treated to free barbeque sandwiches and cold drinks at the completion of the ride on the Gallatin Square.”

All proceeds from the event help the Gallatin Lions Club continue its program of sight conservation through providing free eye exams and eyeglasses as well as other sight related activities of the Tennessee Lions program.

Keith Whitley, the original director of the club’s Gran Fondo, remembers a record 172 riders participated in either 2015 or 2016. Lion Billy Anderson was this year’s director.

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Bike Art

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Speaker Notes

FEB 13 - Dr. Brian Reed,
former Navy doctor about his 7 months in Afghanistan as front line surgeon

FEB 20 - Vol State College Police Chief Angie Lawson on providing safety for students and staff

FEB 27 - Kenny Thomson-discusses book "Town In Turmoil" by Judith Morgan

MAR 6 - Grace Place Ministry spokeswoman about battered and homeless women and children

MAR 13 - Vol State College Professor Alisha Cornish on Ophtalmic Technician Program

MAR 20 - Lia Sandgren, mother of Gallatin area tennis proTennys Sandgren

MAR 27 - TDOT Commissioner John Schroer update on Hwy. 109 project & widening of Vietnam Blvd


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