Please join us at our monthly
Second Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 pm
Our April 2015 meeting will be held at Cuivre River Electric, 1112 East Cherry St., Troy, MO
Lincoln Day Dinner
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Woods Fort Country Club - Troy, MO 63379
Thank you all for your support. We had a packed event!
Congratulations to Clayton & Barb Duffand Fred and Joyce Pickering
on their "Lifetime Achievement" Awards.
The Duff Family
Greg & Branden Duff, Congressman Todd Akin, State Representative Randy Pietzman,REPUBLICANS HONORED AT LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Clayton & Barb Duff, and Ellain and Eric Duff.
The Pickering Family
Carrie Martin, Mark & Susan Smith, Congressman Todd Akin,
Fred & Joyce Pickering, and State Representative Randy Pietzman.
The Lincoln County Republican Club and Central Committee held their annual Lincoln Day event, April 11 at Woods Fort Country Club in Troy. The event emcee was Pastor Kelly Hardcastle of Christ Centered Church, whose upbeat personality kept the evenings festivities light hearted and moving for the packed audience. The event opened with the Pledge of Allegiance which was lead by attending veterans. A beautiful and heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem echoed through the room as it was sung by young, Eric Brotherton of Winfield. Reverend Milton schaper delivered the invocation.
A big surprize was in store for all attendinga s well as he recipients, as former US Congressman Todd Akin presented beautiful "Lifetime Achievement" awards to Clayton and Barb Duff of Hawk Point, and Fred and Joyce Pickering of Silex. The couples were further honored as our State Representative Randy Pietzman presented them with a classily framed MO House Resolution.
Clayton, Barb, Fred, and Joyce have spent many years nurturing and promoting the Republican Party in Lincoln County. Their hard work and dedication to pro-life advocacy and conservative values has been a continues to be exemplary and encouraging to younger Republicans. The Republican Party of Lincoln County is truly indebted to them. The recipients received a well deserved standing ovation.
During intermission the audience was entertained by Pastor Hardcastle on keyboard, and his mother, Sharon Hardcastle, as they sang a bevy of patriotic songs.
The keynote speaker was Joshua Hawley, Mizzou law professor, constitutional law attorney, and litigator for the Hobby Lobby case before the U S Supreme Court. A religious rights advocate, Hawley enlightened and inspired the crowd with his address on the suppression of our religious liberties as they actually relate to our constitutional rights. Hawley stated “If government can tell you to leave your faith at the door, it’s not a limited government”. Once again the audience responded with approval and rose for a standing ovation.
There was a silent auction, numerous raffles, and several wonderful items that were masterfully auctioned by Lincoln County’s own Jerry Cox.
Representative Randy Pietzman gave a brief update on some House activities and expressed his appreciation to all for their friendship and support. He delivered a couple jokes with his typical and humble “Will Rogers like” wit and humor to the delight of the crowd.
Others speaking at the event and showing their support were our State Senator Jeanie Riddle and State Representative Robert Cornejo. State Representative Brian Spencer (District 63) encouraged unity within the party and more involvement in the political process, especially from our younger constituents. Also in attendance was State Senator Dr. Bob Onder, as well as local elected officials, Honorable Chris Kunza Mennemeyer, Circuit Judge, and Honorable Gregory Allsberry, Associate Circuit Judge. Troy Mayor Mark Cross and Dennis Folwarczny of the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District were also recognized.
Randy Asbury, candidate for Governor, spoke to his strong Christian faith and love of family. He expressed that we need guidance from God and the people not government. He believes that government should clear the way for people to pursue their own prosperity.
Katie Aschcroft represented her husband, Jay, who is running for Secretary of State. Ashcroft supports conducting fair elections and voter ID. He is also a proponent of a pro-jobs agenda.
Drawn to hear Joshua Hawley, guests hailed from and represented our neighboring counties of Callaway, Pike, Warren, St. Charles, and St. Louis.
Pastor Kelly Hardcastle concluded the evenings festivities with a prayer for our country, veterans, active military, politicians, and our families; that God may protect us all and guide us in our decision making.
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