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Cookeville brewery drag brunch police say brought ANTIFA led to bartender citation


Protestors of Hix Farm Brewery drag brunch (Photo: Megan Reagan with Herald-Citizen)
Protestors of Hix Farm Brewery drag brunch (Photo: Megan Reagan with Herald-Citizen)
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A bartender at a Cookeville brewery is being cited for allegedly serving alcohol to an underage guest at a controversial drag brunch.

The Putnam County Sherriff's Office (PCSO) investigated Hix Farm Brewery when they hosted a private event "DRAG me to BRUNCH" which deputies say brought unwelcomed individuals to the community including ANTIFA and Proud Boys, Putnam County Sherriff Eddie Farris reported.

Individuals holding Nazi flags, church members, the leader of the Tennessee Active Club and members of an organization called "Protect The Children Now" were among those who protested against the drag brunch the day of the event, the Herald-Citizen Newspaper reported.

Sherriff Farris sent members with the Investigation Division to see if all laws were being followed at the private event which led to the bartender's citation.

The drag brunch was sponsored by Upper Cumberland Pride. The court date for the citation is set for March 20, 2023.

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