Politics and pride at Dessert and Debate
Posted By Sparta Live | March 28, 2002 12:00 am
Staying involved in the political pulse of the community and participating in activities that will benefit the youth of White County will be the focus of the Dessert and Debate event at 6:30 p.m., April 5, 2002, at White County Middle School.
The Expositor and Project Graduation are hosting a forum that will provide White County citizens with an opportunity to meet and hear the views of all candidates who are seeking public office during the May 7th primary and August 1st general election.
Candidates who choose to participate are invited to mingle with the crowd and serve the desserts and drinks before the debate begins. Each candidate will be given an apron to decorate and the candidate to collect the most in tips will also be given a special award and recognition. All proceeds from the event will go to Project Graduation.
Each candidate who is unopposed will be given two minutes to introduce himself for herself and tell why he or she is running for office. All offices that have opposition will also be given two minutes for introduction and then will be given questions to answer.
All candidates are invited to participate. However, candidates running for offices, whose filing deadline is not until May 16, must turn their petitions into the Election Commission Office before April 5 to qualify to participate in the Dessert and Debate.
Tickets are $5 and available at The Expositor and at the door. The event is designed to raise community awareness and raise money for a worthwhile cause. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend this community gathering and to donate to Project Graduation, which helps keep White County’s seniors in a safe environment on graduation night.
For information call Suzanne Dickerson or Kim Swindell Wood at The Expositor, 836-3284.