Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 Harrison County GOP Christmas Straw Poll & Dinner

On Sunday, December 13, the Harrison County Republican Party will be holding a Christmas Straw Poll Dinner. It will be held in Lanesville (I-64, Exit 113) at the Heritage Building.

The address is 7500 Pennington St NE, Lanesville, IN 47136. You can get directions from Google Maps, here.

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

Our speaker will be State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

The Straw Poll won’t be as formal or fancy as the Lincoln Day Banquet. Dress will be casual and attendees are encouraged to wear shirts to show their support for their favorite Republican candidate for office.

Tickets will cost $10 per person and can be purchased in advance by responding to the email address at the right or by contacting Lori Davis at (812) 596-0422.

Attendees, with their ticket, will also be able to vote in the Harrison County GOP Straw Poll, which will take place during the event. Candidates can have their name added to the straw poll ballot, or individuals can “draft” a candidate and have someone else’s name added. It should be a lot of fun!

Getting a name on the ballot will cost $5, whether by the candidate or by draft. This should limit unserious candidates and prevent chaos.


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 and for candidates to get early attention for 2010.

If you are interested in buying an ad, respond to the email at the right with your ad content or contact Scott Fluhr at (812) 972-5182 for more information. Ad space is limited and ads must be received on or before December 7.


As we did at our Lincoln Day Dinner, 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 a literature fee.

The tables at an event like the Christmas Straw Poll 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 $20 and interested state or federal candidates will be charged a flat fee of $40. Payment of the 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 respond to the email address at 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 and cleaning up afterward. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lori Davis at (812) 596-0422.


Hope to see you there!