The Wilson County Democratic Women recently presented a book to the Wilson County/Mt. Juliet Library. The book was donated in honor of Steve and Linda Armistead, long time residents of Mt. Juliet. Donating a book to each of the three Wilson County libraries during the year is an ongoing community project.The book presented is entitled The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winner in economics. “We are pleased each year to get a recently published book from the Democratic Women,” said Mt. Juliet Librarian Nancy Armstrong.
Steve and Linda have resided in Mt. Juliet since 1978 where Linda taught high school English and helped implement and manage the Wilson County School’s YouthLinks program. Steve previously worked in the road construction and rock materials industry with Vulcan Materials and Jones’ Bros. and has been the Wilson County Road Superintendent since 1995. Both are involved in several volunteer community organizations and are members of Victory Baptist Church. In addition, Linda is a past president of the Wilson County Democratic Women.
They have two married children and six grandchildren. Their children Chad and Stephanie both graduated from Mt. Juliet High School and MTSU. Having served in the USMC, Chad now works in Nashville and lives with his family in the Gladeville community and is actively involved as a Boy Scout leader with his sons. Stephanie earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Cumberland University; and prior to teaching school at West Wilson Middle School, serving as a County Commissioner and a volunteer coach and director for West Wilson Basketball Association, she worked with UPS. With her husband’s job transfer, Stephanie and her family recently moved to Monroe, NY.
“Steve and I appreciate the honor of the book donation and hope that those who have an opportunity to read Stiglitz’ book will gain further introspection of how we are all responsible for our country’s direction and ‘Why It Matters,’ his title for Chapter Four,” said Linda Armistead.
The Democratic Women use this project to honor current and past Democratic Women and add to the Wilson County libraries’ selection of books.
The Wilson County Democratic Women meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Fair Grounds in Lebanon at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Annette Stafford at 593-4969 or find us on Facebook.