On Saturday, September 7, 2008, North Carolina hosted an event at the Ashford Community Center in North Cove, McDowell County. The standing room only event of approximately 175 included activists from eight counties!
Activists were greeted by mountain bluegrass music.
Kathy Hartkopf, Legislative Liaison of North Carolina FreedomWorks, served as Master of Ceremonies and opened the event with a welcome. Mr. Joel Wilson led the invocation and Mrs. Michelle Presnell led the Pledge of Allegiance.