Tuesday, our events began around noon with our guests arriving at the Cheesecake Factory. We had reserved a private banquet room and it seated 72 and we squeezed about 80 people into the room and it was very, very crowded. And we were thrilled! There were about 40 legislators in attendance and they listened and asked great questions.
Legislator Luncheon Presentation on July 9, 2012
Afterwards, arrangements had been made for a tour of City Creek. It was interesting to hear what he had to say and fun to walk around this beautiful shopping center.
It wasn't a huge crowd, but there were several Senators and the experts came along too.
Afterwards, I think we were all ready for a nap and Emmett was a trooper to stay and visit with us.
It is so fun to learn from him about things that are happening around the country. He is such a smart and genuinely nice person.
That evening was our big event that we were very nervous about. We weren't sure if people would come out on a weeknight, but it was a huge success. The auditorium was filled and it was standing room only. We figured there were around 320 in attendance and the message was very well received and people stayed around for a long time afterwards conversing.
We ended the evening at Chili's for a very late night dinner and conversation to discuss the events of the past few days. What an honor to associate and develop friendships with so many people who truly understand the importance of preserving the blessing of freedom and liberty in America.
Short Clip about Common Core & Federalism with Dr. Bill Evers on July 10th, 2012
Common Core Public Forum July 10th, 2012