God bless the Roanoke Tea Party. They’re a friendly and hospitable bunch, as I found out when I dropped in on their first monthly meeting of 2012 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood Thursday night.
About 45 white folks were there, ranging in age from 16 to 86 — most of them were middle-aged like yours truly. They introduced me as “a celebrity,” which made me blush.
But sometimes they say and do the strangest things — and they won’t give up. Those qualities make them seem kind of like an Energizer Bunny on LSD.
The biggest news at Thursday’s get-together concerned the upcoming Jan. 24 meeting before the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. At the request of Supervisor Ed Elswick, the board will take up the subject of the county’s membership in the organization known as ICLEI.
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