Commissioner clarifies position on “Brunch Bill”

Published 4:07 pm Monday, August 28, 2017

Ms. Justice, from one media professional to another, I respect and understand how tedious it can be to edit hundreds of words in a conversation.  Your dedication and work ethic are valuable to the Tryon Daily Bulletin and the communities it serves.  They don’t go unnoticed.

However, the following statement printed in the Sunday, August 20, 2017 bulletin,     “Commissioner Chrelle Booker said in thinking of the youth, she doesn’t want to see anyone at Huckleberry’s drinking at 10 in the morning.”, has an err.  In essence this is what I said:  I have a nephew who recently turned 21 and if he decides to drink, I don’t won’t him to have the option to drink publicly at Huckleberry’s 10 o’clock Sunday mornings.  I also said I’d like to preserve those 2 hours for the youth and young adults.  In my ending statement I said I wanted to make one thing perfectly clear, I’m not against the selling of alcohol, just the 2 hours in the “Brunch Bill”.

Perhaps we can draw some lines we won’t cross and take a few stands for the youth and young adults, our future decision makers.  It’s possible this current board and citizens of Tryon may be rewarded with a “Thank you Ma’am” or “Thank you Sir for caring about us too”.

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Chrelle Booker, Tryon Commissioner