Senoia Tea Party celebrates first anniversary


It has been one year since the Senoia Tea Party Patriots held its organizational meeting. The group since its inception has been active in addressing local, state and national issues. And on Aug. 22 the group will hold its first anniversary meeting featuring state Rep. Billy Horne and Senoia Mayor Robert Belisle.

The Senoia Tea Party Patriots during the past year has hosted a number of speakers addressing a variety of topics pertinent to local residents. Among those were Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, Rep. Brett Bittner, then-Coweta County Board of Education candidates Amy Dees and Andrew Krause, Fayette County resident Bob Ross and the Senoia Police Department.

The meetings included topics such as the platforms held by those seeking elected office, local issues affecting Coweta County, national economic concerns, gang awareness and water fluoridation.

The organization also participated in the Senoia Memorial Day and Christmas parades and participated in a demonstration in Atlanta on behalf of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

The Aug. 22 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Freeman Sasser Building at the city park located at 432 Seavy Street in Senoia. Cake and ice cream will be served for the one year celebration.

Group organizer/coordinator and Senoia resident Joe Cannin has been involved with the Tea Party movement in Coweta and Fayette counties since they began in early 2009. His involvement has included helping to develop small neighborhood groups, including the Senoia Tea Party Patriots.

The Senoia effort began in the summer of 2010 when Cannin put a Tea Party sign in his yard in Senoia’s Willow Dell subdivision.

“Neighbors would stop by and ask if a Tea Party group was forming,” Cannin said. “I put together an introductory letter and had a meeting at my home.”

For more information on the Senoia Tea Party Patriots contact Joe Cannin at