|Buchett mingling with the crowd|
Also, Georgiana Vines wrote a story about it. Find that right smack here.
She notes that the "purpose of the Dutch-treat lunch was to focus on locally-owned restaurants and attract people throughout the community who might not otherwise know about the establishments. It's similar to the 'cash mob' events at locally-owned businesses."
|Some guy eating some good food|
It's too bad other county and city leaders don't host their own. If anything, it gives the public a chance to interact with them on a more personal level.
That said, there were a few local leaders who turned out for Friday's event, including a number of department heads, as well, as Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright and Ed Shouse, School Board Commissioner Indya Kincannon and Election Commission Chairman Chris Heagerty.