Davy Crockett Day Dinner discussed by Republicans
Posted By Sparta Live | April 25, 2002 12:00 am
Kim Swindell Wood
The annual fundraiser dinner held by the Republican Party has been modified and will now be called Davy Crockett Day Dinner, according to Chairman Donald Holman.
The dinner, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., June 1, 2002, at White County Middle School, was formerly known as Showcase of Elected Officials. According to Doris Sanders, secretary for organization, the executive committee decided to only permit candidates who are running on the Republican ticket to participate. In the past, all party affiliations were allowed to take part in the event. Holman said, “We have races where we can have a real impact. We’ve got to get out there and show them we’re going to make a difference.”
Van Hilleary, Republican gubernatorial candidate, will be the keynote speaker, along with approximately 14 Republican candidates. Tickets for the event are $15.
The guest speaker for the Monday night meeting was Scott Ebersole, candidate for State Republican Executive Committeeman for the 15 Senatorial District. Ebersole explained the duties and responsibilities of the position and encouraged Republicans to get involved in the election. “We need to promote conservative Republican principles,” he said.
Other items on the agenda included:
– Tom Kelly related information about a fundraiser in Putnam County for Van Hilleary and stated several notable Republican Party candidates would be attending the event.
– Patrick Haller, team captain for the Republican Relay For Life team, explained plans for the event that will be held May 10, 2002.
– Dick Zinser, vice-chairman, gave a report on the house the Republican Party would be refurbishing for Christmas In April. Zinser said the project currently had approximately 30 volunteers.
– Sheriff Guy Goff spoke on law enforcement and the drug crisis in White County and provided a demonstration with one of the sheriff department’s K-9 units.
The Republican Party meets the fourth Monday in each month at 7 p.m. at the White County Courthouse. The next meeting will be May 27, 2002.