Peterson Receives Rotarian of the Year and Chester County Chamber Director Emily Johnson is Guest Speaker

Phillip Peterson was presented the Rotarian of the Year award by Dr. Charles White.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

Dr. Charles White opened the meeting with a presentation of the Rotarian of the Year award, which was started decades ago by W. T. “Jew” Franklin. The very first honoree was Dr. E.E. Deusner of First Baptist Church, and this year’s recipient was Phillip Peterson.

The special guest speaker of the February 18, 2020 Lexington Rotary Club was Emily Johnson of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce. She was raised in Nashville and moved to Henderson around fifteen years ago and now can preach the benefits of small towns and low tax bases. Johnson said that Henderson County makes a great partner. “What works well for Henderson County also works well for us.” Chester County was formed out of portions in Henderson, Madison, Hardeman and McNairy Counties in 1882, and has a population of about 17,000.

“We don’t have the interstate, TCAT and lakes, but we are blessed with Freed – Hardeman University,” she said, and spoke about many of the…

For the complete story, see the February 26th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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