Ahlers honored for dedication to Roane GOP

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State Rep. Julia Hurley, right, honors Dr. Jullian and Margo Ahler during the Roane County Republican Party’s presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011.

The Ahlers, who received the honor during the recent Lincoln Day Dinner, were recognized for their dedication, commitment and support of the county’s Republican Party.

About 300 GOP faithful attended the annual event, which celebrated the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan with keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

Also attending were state Sen. Ken Yager, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, state Rep. John Forgety, state Rep. Jim Cobb, state Sen. Stacey Campfield and state Sen. Randy McNally.