October 8, 2014
|Greetings Fellow Republicans,
|We had a GREAT Republican turnout for the Grandview Fall Festival and parade on September 12 and 13 with parade entries from Kelly Corne For Prosecutor, Jim McDurmon For Sheriff, Ron Bacon For State Representative, Jim Seiler For Commissioner, Autumn Winkler For Auditor, Robert Fuller For Coroner, Matt Knepper For County Council, Blake Bunner For County Council, Mike Roos For County Council, and Suzanne Crouch For State Auditor. Thanks, once again, to Gary Adams for pulling the Republican Party float! The Grandview Civic Association gave a special thanks to the candidates that volunteered their time helping out with the Fest.
On Sunday, September 14, we traveled to Luce Township to participate in the Richland Car Show. The booth was set up and we supplied the show-goers with free popcorn. State Representative Ron Bacon had his Rambler entered in the show. It was an enjoyable afternoon. Saturday, September 20, found most of our candidates traveling north to Huff Township to attend the Evanston Hog Roast. On Tuesday, September 23, our candidates attended the candidate forum hosted by the Grandview Civic Association and the Spencer County Farm Bureau. Candidates were given a limited time to introduce themselves and then fielded questions from the crowd. Our candidates were well prepared and represented themselves and the Republican Party in a positive manner. Thanks to Grandview and the Farm Bureau for hosting this informative evening. On Sunday, September 28, we held our first Family Fun Day at the Rockport City Park. This event proved to be a great success. We gave away lots of popcorn and hotdogs. The barrel train ran non-stop all afternoon, and the big inflatables were a hit with the kids. Thanks to Mickey Toler for donating the use of the barrel train and to Eric Winkler for his help with the inflatables. On Monday, September 29, a standing room only crowd gathered at Pepper?s Ridge for a fundraiser benefiting State Representative Ron Bacon. Congressman Larry Bucshon was a special guest. October 4 was a busy day with the Spencer County Fair Octoberfest and Demolition Derby. We popped and gave away almost 100 pounds of popcorn, and we sponsored the trophies for the Derby. I?m happy to say the GOP sponsored car lasted all three derbies. We gained a lot of candidate exposure through the Spencer County Fair advertisements in the local papers. The Mt. Zion Apple Fest, October 11-12, was also a busy weekend for our candidates, who are also going door-to-door in varying neighborhoods in between events.
This Saturday, October 18, we are hosting a ?Meet The Candidates? FREE Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast at the Santa Claus Community Center between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. After that we will travel to Chrisney for their annual parade which begins at noon.
On Monday, October 20, we are hosting a ?Meet The Candidates? FREE Soup Supper at Gwaltney Park in Midway beginning at 6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get to know your Republican candidates!
A special thanks to ALL who have helped put signs out. I?m not going to list everyone individually but, please know your efforts on behalf of the Republican Party and our candidates do not go unnoticed! THANK YOU!!
Jon Winkler, Chair