In true La Vergne fashion, the city was officially incorporated on February 29th, 1972 which means it’s been around for 40 years this year, but it’s only its 10th “Official” birthday. The city is gonna celebrate with cake tomorrow at 2 o’clock at City Hall. Here’s the official press release:
La Vergne â€œleapsâ€ to 40 years old
(La Vergne, February 28, 2012) Vester Waldron was elected as the first mayor of La Vergne on
February 29, 1972. Upon his election, the city was formally incorporated. LaVergne is observing
this date as the townâ€™s 40th birthday.
â€œSince La Vergne is a leap-year baby, we are really turning 10 years old,â€ said Mayor Senna
Mosley. â€œIn all seriousness, the town has survived a lot since the area was first settled in the
1700â€™s. We rebuilt after the Civil War. We rebuilt after two tornadoes nearly wiped out the town
in 1900. And LaVergne continues to grow as a thriving community every day.â€
Cake celebrating the townâ€™s â€œbirthdayâ€ will be served at 2:00 p.m.. Wednesday, February 29th at
â€œWe welcome everyone to join us in celebration of our 40th birthday. We are looking forward to
another 40 years of prosperity for our community,â€ said Mosley.
In other news, early voting ended today. That means next Tuesday is the actual election. This is Presidential Preference and Rutherford County Road Supervisor and Rutherford County Property Assessor. The only really interesting thing to me, was the chance to get to NOT vote for Stacey Campfield. Since he is a State Senator from Knoxville, this is my first chance to get to not vote for him. That was pretty sweet.
Which reminds me of another election that’s coming up in November, the Alderman race. This will be for Alderman Waldron’s and Alderman Broeker’s seats. The only person I can think of that I really, really, really, really hope runs is Alderman Broeker. Alderman Waldron wears some snappy suits and all, but I think we can all agree that Alderman Broeker is VERY responsive and always answers our questions no matter who we are.
Is there anybody out there you would like to see running for Alderman? Will you be there tomorrow for the cake? Did you get your early voting done, and did you also not vote for Stacey Campfield? Come on, La Vergne, talk to me.