Saturday, March 21, 2009

70th Annual Lincoln Day Banquet

It’s that time of year again!

On Sunday, April 26, the Harrison County Republican Party will be holding its 70th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner. It will be held in Lanesville, off of I-64 (Exit 113), at the Heritage Building.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm for “meet and greet.” Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm.

Our speakers will be Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett.

Tickets will cost $20 per person and can be purchased in advance by sending a message to the email over on the right or by contacting Lori Davis at (812) 596-0422.

Attendees are encouraged to bring one canned good per person for donation to the food bank at Harrison County Community Services, in support of Attorney General Zoeller's March Against Hunger initiative.


Ads may also be purchased in the event program. Ads are the perfect way for local businesses to show their support for the Republican Party, for future candidates to get early attention for 2010, and for past candidates to thank the party faithful for their prior support.

A half-page ad, measuring 6.5 inches in width by 3.875 inches in height, is available for $50. A full-page ad, measuring 6.5 inches in width by 8 inches in height, is available for $100. Please send an email with your ad content to the email over on the right or contact Scott Fluhr at (812) 972-5182 for more information. Ads must be received on or before April 12.


Also, for the first time this year, the Harrison County GOP will levy a “literature fee.” Candidates wishing to hand out literature or stickers, or place their literature on the tables at the Dinner, will be required in advance to pay this fee.

The tables at a Lincoln Day Dinner are valuable advertising space, seen by every Republican in attendance. Stickers and literature are also troublesome for event clean-up, as material is frequently left on the tables after the event is over, requiring additional effort by event volunteers to remove (to say nothing of where the stickers sometimes find themselves).

Accordingly, interested local candidates from Harrison County will be charged a flat fee of $25 and interested state or federal candidates will be charged a flat fee of $50. Payment of this “literature fee” will entitle the candidate (or their volunteers) to place campaign literature on the dinner tables at the Lincoln Day Dinner, to hand out literature to attendees at the door, and to distribute stickers to attendees.

Please send a message to the email over on the right or contact Scott Fluhr at (812) 972-5182 if you have any questions about the “literature fee.”


We are also in need of a few good Republicans to volunteer and help with setting up the building for Lincoln Day and cleaning up afterward. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Davis at (812) 596-0422.