High Country Republican Women Host Inaugural Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
On Tuesday night August 30th, High Country Republican Women held our first annual Lincoln/Reagan Fundraiser Dinner at the Clubhouse in Brannon Forest. We had a total of 66 members, associates, and friends contributing to our event. During cocktail hour there were 50/50 raffle tickets for sale as well as USATrumpStore patriotic jewelry was awarded for donations to HCRW.
Before dinner service, HCRW member Pat Carr gave the Invocation.
Effie Atkinson representing the DAR (our coordinator with HCRW for the Charters of Freedom Project), led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
We also recognized our county commissioners & candidates, Jennifer Best, Tommy Long (and his wife April) and commissioner candidate, Terry Ramey who were in attendance.
Bob Persons, Elder of Hazelwood Presbyterian Church said grace over the meal. A fabulous Kanini’s buffet dinner was served by members, Bev & Charlie Boatright.
During dessert, Kay Wildt, President of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women gave a brief history of the club and urged women to join our club and get involved in this crucial midterm election year.
Vice-President of NCFRW, Doris Hawkins, also joined Kay in her enthusiastic support of our dinner. Doris is tireless in her devotion to attending all her mountain region clubs’ events. We were truly honored by their attendance.
After dinner, our NC Senator and candidate for U.S. Congress from NC District 11, Chuck Edwards, took the podium and gave an update on his service in the NC Senate then translated his actions into how he will implement his efforts as an US Congressman from NC. Senator Edwards stressed the need for biblically based values, accountability, and common sense fiscal responsibility. A lively Q&A from the dinner guests ensued followed by hearty applause!
President Lincoln took over the podium with jokes, tall tales, and excerpts from his speeches. The dinner guests were surprised by President Lincoln with a Lincoln Trivia Questionnaire Contest. The winner was Kay Wildt, President of NCFRW! (Also, a native of Illinois.) HCRW President, Paula Eachus presented her with the highly acclaimed and much applauded book, “Abe, Abraham Lincoln in his times” by David S. Reynolds published in 2020. Our Honest Abe drew the winner of the 50/50 raffle. A very happy Terry Ramey won the drawing with over $150.
The evening was enjoyed by everyone. It was a great opportunity to meet our Republican candidates and club officers in a relaxed and intimate setting.
We cleared, after all donations and expenses, over $2300. These donations go directly to support our Republican candidates running in the crucial 2022 November midterm elections.
Thank you all for attending. I look forward to seeing everyone at our next regular HCRW meeting Tuesday, September 20th, “Exposing Crimes of Socialism” by Jonathan Uzcatequi, Vice Chair of the NC Republican Hispanic Coalition. Please see HCRW calendar of events for details on our website: HighCountryRW.com.