The Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee (MCREC) had its first in-person meeting in over a year on April 22, 2021 at Sweet Creek Farm Market in Pike Road. The weather was perfect as 60+ members and guests gathered at the outdoor pavilion for a delicious barbecue dinner followed by the business meeting. Former Chairman Pat Wilson, who served as Chairman for 15 years and retired at the end of 2020, was honored for her relentless service and dedication to MCREC and the Republican Party. Pat was presented with an American flag from Senator Richard Shelby’s office that had been flown over the United States Capitol. She was also presented with a Certificate of Recognition signed by the Commissioner Rick Pate of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, and received an honorary gift from Governor Kay Ivey. “Pat’s leadership, dedication and tireless work ethic over the past 15 years has been incredible and she leaves behind gigantic shoes to fill”, said Greg Pool, the current Chairman of MCREC. State Rep. Reed Ingram, who is also the owner of Sweet Creek Farm Market, gave an update on the current legislative session and then entertained questions from members and guests.