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Spud Webb speaks on Celebration grounds



By Sadie Fowler

The grounds of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration hosted the annual Steak & Chicken luncheon Tuesday, May 2 where legendary NBA star Spud Webb served as keynote speaker.

Webb, standing at 5 feet 6 inches, is famous for his slam dunk on the court, but his appearance at Tuesday’s 8th annual luncheon was also nothing but net as the crowd stood to applaud following his inspiring message. Webb was once a member of the club and spoke of its influence in his early life.

Dabora, Inc., publishers of Walking Horse Report, served as sponsors of the event among many Bedford County supporters of the local Boys & Girls Club, which serves hundreds of local children each year. Representatives from the company also serve the organization though participation on its board. The luncheon is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.

The Blue Ribbon Club, on the Celebration grounds, is the location of the luncheon, among many other non-horse related events throughout the year. More than $50,000 is projected to be raised once tallies from the event are complete. 

 

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