Bowdens happy to lead hometown’s Independence parade

first_img So I don’t ride on the float. I ride in the truck with my son-in-law who drives the float.”The dutiful wife, Bowden, said that it is her husband (a veteran, city council member and community servant) who being honored on Saturday but Dixie Shehane, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association, said otherwise.“Each year, we select a veteran who is active in our community, as the Grand Marshal,” Shehane said. “Lawrence Bowen is certainly deserving on the honor but so is Sara because ‘behind every great man, there stands a woman’ and she has certainly stood behind him. Any time a man is in the military, his wife has to make great sacrifices and, we all know, what an encourager and supporter Sara has been to her husband. And, too, she such a big part of the Brundidge community, as retired teacher, a faithful member of her church, a charter member of the Brundidge Historical Society and as a lead performer at the We Piddle Around Theater.”Lawrence Bowden said he and his wife are honored to be the Grand Marshals of the 2011 Independence Day Parade, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday along Main Street in Brundidge. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Lawrence and Sara Bowden will be honored Saturday as the Grand Marshals of the Independence Day Parade in Brundidge.However, riding in the Independence Day Parade in their hometown is a family tradition for the Bowden family.Just how many years they have paraded down Main Street waving American flags in celebration of the county’s independence, they aren’t quite sure. You Might Like Troy BOE drafting contract for Hicks Troy City School board members were working on Thursday to prepare a contract proposal for Lee Hicks. Hicks was selected… read more Bowdens happy to lead hometown’s Independence parade Published 11:00 pm Thursday, June 23, 2011 Skip “We first started participating in the parade with the Republican Party when it wasn’t all that active in Pike County,” Bowden said. “Then, about 12 years ago, we started participating as a family whose history in Pike County goes back to 1824 when my great, five greats, granddaddy came here from North Carolina.”Each year, the Bowden family gathers at the home of the family patriarch and matriarch on Friday afternoon to decorate the float for the next day’s parade.Sara Bowden, laughingly said, “You’re not a Bowden unless you are born a Bowden. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content “I don’t know how the BBA makes the selection but this is a real honor for Sara and me,” he said. “It’s very humbling.”The Bowdens will lead the parade and somewhere behind them will be the Bowden float, “Enjoying 180 years of freedom here in Pike County.”Bowden said patriotism has long been a hallmark of his family. His great-great-great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War and, since that time, a member of the Bowden family has fought in every conflict in which the United States has been a player.Bowden served with the Army in Korea and his four brothers also served in the military.“I’ve always been patriotic and I have a deep appreciation for my country and what it does,” he said. “The older I get, I appreciate it more and more because I have a greater understanding of world happenings. I appreciate the willingness of the men and women who pick up and go anywhere in the world to defend freedom.“The American flag can be seen all over the world and, when it’s flying, people know that things will be better because our flag is there.”Bowden said that he loves his country without reservation.“I know that we are not perfect and I don’t defend the things that we do wrong but we are still the greatest country on earth and it’s a great feeling to be an American.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, lenders are looking to the past to determine the potential impact on their businesses. In the Great Recession from Q4 2007 to Q2 2009, personal loan lenders tightened their originations to reduce their exposure in an uncertain market. By the end of the recession the number of personal loan accounts across the credit risk tiers was just 11.4 million, a 10% decline from Q3 2007 — the last full quarter before the start of the recession.[1]For a number of reasons, the personal loan landscape looks different now than it did from 2007 to 2009. First, personal loan distribution shifted to more prime and above borrowers in the aftermath of the Great Recession. As of Q3 2020, prime and above accounts represent 54% of personal loans, up from 40% in Q3 2007, right before the Great Recession began. Second, in the current crisis as of the end of Q3 2020, 4.38% of unsecured personal loans are in forbearance or deferment via hardship programs, obscuring performance data that was available in previous crises.[2]Due to these factors, and consumers’ access to government assistance via the CARES Act, lenders may assume they are in a better position in this recession. This assumption, however, does not account for the impact of consumers migrating to different credit tiers during an economic downturn.To understand the risks for FinTechs and other unsecured installment lenders, we analyzed TransUnion’s depersonalized consumer credit database to uncover trends from the Great Recession.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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