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Charles Taylor's Annual Holiday Dinner Returns Dec. 15 - Brevard NC


November 22, 2018

The 26th annual Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Expo Center at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville. The popular dinner is one of the largest and longest-running political dinners in North Carolina.

The program will include updates from federal and state officials on important political issues, as well as honorary awards for leaders in business and politics. U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will be featured and recognized for his work to confirm new Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh and his work to secure the release of Montreat Pastor Andrew Brunson from a Turkish prison. Remarks and the benediction will be made by Congressman-elect Mark Harris.

The Charles Taylor family has been hosting the holiday dinner for more than two decades to give Western North Carolina residents an opportunity to hear from leading presidential, gubernatorial, congressional and local candidates. Past speakers have included vice-presidents, speakers of the U.S. House, Republican presidential nominees, and many other state and nationally known Republicans. Taylor is the longest serving Republican U.S. representative in Western North Carolina history, representing the 11th District from 1991 to 2007. Tickets for the dinner are $65 per person. For those who would like a picture with the special guests, the cost will be $75 per person and includes the cost of the dinner. The photo opportunity will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. in the Expo Center Ballroom. Checks should be made out to “Charles Taylor Holiday Dinner” and mailed to: Charles Taylor, P.O. Box 7587, Asheville, NC 28802. For more information, contact Trish Smothers at (828) 243-2187 or [email protected]


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