Saturday evening's Wings of Freedom Fish Fry was held in the Corporate Flight Hangar next to the main terminal on Doug Warpoole Drive.
Paul Harris Fellow
During the Wings of Freedom Fish Fry, the Smyrna Rotary Club bestowed the international civic club's honor on John Yarborough. He became a Paul Harris Fellow.
Left photo L-R: Yarborough and Smyrna Rotary Past President Mike Waller.
Paul Harris started the world's first Rotary Club in Chicago back in 1905. As a new Paul Harris Fellow, Yarborough received a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris Fellow pin, and a medallion.
Last year the Wings of Freedom Fish Fry raised over $60,000 and this year it was $4,000 over that high mark. Since 2003 the Smyrna Rotary Club has raised over $410,000 for worthy causes through this patriotic event.
More On Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester
Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester was toasted at the event. The Army medic was awarded the Silver Star in 2005 for for valor during a firefight in Iraq. She fought her way through an enemy ambush south of Baghdad, killing three insurgents with her M-4 rifle to save fellow soldiers' lives -- and is the first woman since World War II to win the Silver Star medal for valor in combat. She now lives in Murfreesboro, serves in the Tennessee National Guard and is a police officer in Franklin.