Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Speaks at Barbecue Lunch

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I’m really proud of Cullman. This is a hard working community; very cutting edge and has economic growth and I think you are going to continue to see that.”
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions

CULLMANAlabama Senator Jeff Sessions came to Cullman Friday, April 10 to eat some barbecue and meet local citizens. Southern Accents was host to the senator and attendees enjoyed the time spent with him.

“Senator Sessions had called and requested a place to meet and greet the people that are not normally at his base,” said Garlan Gudger, Southern Accents owner. “For some reason, they chose our store,” he smiled.

“I told them I would host him today so he can give a small speech, break bread and have some barbecue.” 

Sen. Sessions addressed the crowd as if he were talking to old friends.

He stood on a small platform and talked to everyone in his own ‘down home’ kind of way. 

 

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“It’s been interesting what you’ve done and how you’ve grown and how you’ve developed this kind of business,” Sessions said to the crowd.

“We’ve got so much creativity and American entrepreneurial spirit that it’s really hard to get even though we try sometimes. The Washington crowd can be difficult at times. I’m really proud of Cullman. This is a hard working community; very cutting edge and has economic growth and I think you are going to continue to see that.”

After his speech, everyone was invited to have lunch together.

Moe’s Original BBQ catered the event with barbecue sandwiches and chips while Southern Accents supplied bottles of Coca-Cola. Attendees spoke with Sen. Sessions and were excited to shake his hand.

“It was great to have Sen. Jeff Sessions and his lovely wife Mary Blackshear Sessions in Cullman today,” said Leslie Hollingsworth, who was a part of the crowd. “Such an honor to chat with them and let them know how much we appreciate all that the Senator is doing in Washington, D.C.”