Party On The Square: Tradition Returns To Election Night
Monday, July 26, 2010 4:17 am
WBRY AM/FM and the Cannon Courier are sponsoring an election night party on the newly renovated Cannon County square. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. on election night, August 5th, and runs until the votes are counted.
Any conversation about local elections and the courthouse will bring a story about “waiting for the vote.” At one time the election commission was located at the courthouse. The paper ballots were delivered after the polls closed and the paper ballots were counted by hand. Loud speakers were placed outside the courthouse and the returns were heard as WBFJ (now WBRY) would announce the results.
“With the completion of the courthouse square renovation project, it seems like a good time to begin a new edition of an old tradition,” said Doug Combs, owner/manager of WBRY. The ballot has a large number of candidates. However, many believe that all races could be determined at the county level by 9:00pm.
Many candidates are planning their own parties for that night, according to a few local restaurants. The party on the square will be for everyone, a chance to join your neighbors and friends to hear their votes count.
Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided by WBRY AM/FM and the Cannon Courier.
Win or lose, all candidates are welcome to stop and be part of the party.