Three Cannon County Boys Attend Boys State 2011
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From left are Brock Francis, Matthew Turney and Tyler Stone.
The American Legion Post #279 in Woodbury, Tennessee for the first time sent three boys to Boys State at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.

The three boys who attended are Tyler Stone, son of Butch and Greta Stone; Brock Francis, son of Bryan Francis and Francine Mullins; and Matthew Turney, son of Darrell and Susan Turney.

The boys were sponsored by the Woodbury Lions Club, the Veterans and Concerned Citizens for the Veterans of Cannon County, and the Hilton Stone American Legion Post #279.

Charlie Harrell, the Boys State Project Director for the American Legion Post #279, said that he hopes to be able to send more boys next year.

If you as an individual or as a business owner would like to sponsor a boy to go to Boys State 2012 contact Charlie Harrell or Jim Stone to get the details. The cost for 2012 will be $300.00 for each boy for the entire week at TTU.

This is a great opportunity for a boy to attend, and is a great way to get some good advertisement for you or your business. The more good things we do for our kids, the better we make our community and this wonderful country.

The program gives the boys an in depth knowledge and hands on experience about our Tennessee State Government.

Charlie Harrell attended Boys State in 1950 when it was held at Castle Heights Academy in Lebanon. It has been conducted at TTU for the past 42 years.

Tennessee's Boys State Program is rated as one of the best in the United States. Charley Stone attended in 1962. Boys State acts as spring board for our men to go on to bigger and better things.

"Cannon County has sent many boys to Boys State over the years," Post #279 Chaplain Jim Stone said. "For those I have spoken with that attended Boys State, they all give the program high marks and say that the program had a positive affect on their lives."

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