Honoring Lambert

Republicans, friends gather to laud Peggy Lambert

Blount County commissioner Peggy Lambert was honored Monday by the Republican Women of Blount County.

A crowd filled the room at the Blount County Public Library to honor Lambert, also a Republican National Committee Woman from Tennessee. Republican Women chair Donna Hatcher said she respected Peggy for all she has done in the community. “She’s a well-known person in the community who has done much for the Republican party,” she said.

Phyllis Crisp praised Lambert for her work in the party. “I think she has been a great role model, and she’s one everyone can look up to for the goals she set for the Republican women,” Crisp said. “She’s someone I’d take sound advice from.”

County Commission chair Steve Samples said Lambert has been a “stalwart and rock” of the Republican Party for years. “If you’ve been involved in the Republican party, you know she’s a strong conservative Republican in every sense of the word, and she has the utmost integrity,” he said.

Fran Goddard said she wanted to show Peggy her support for all she’s done in the community. “There’s nobody better than Peggy Lambert,” she said.

Lambert said she couldn’t believe the turnout at the library on her behalf. “I’m very honored, overwhelmed and humbled,” she said. “There’s no greater honor than to be honored by your peers.”

Emma Penson of Louisville said Lambert introduced her to people within the party. “I think she’s a wonderful person,” Penson said. “She’s done so much for the community. When I first met her, it was like I had known her forever.”

Sen. Raymond Finney and his wife, Linda, stopped in to chat with Lambert. “She’s been one of the stalwart members of the party, and we all owe her a great debt of gratitude,” he said. “I will always be thankful for everything she has done. She has the right ideals.”

Blount County clerk Roy Crawford said anytime a project needs to implemented for the party or the community, Lambert is always on hand to organize it and makes sure it happens. “She is the heart and soul of the party,” he said.

Blount County Republican Party chair Dave Bennett said Lambert has been a true asset to the county. “She’s a good friend to everyone in Blount County,” he said.

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