Friday, July 18, 2008

105 Attend GOP Ice Cream Social

Macon County Republicans hosted their annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on the Courthouse Lawn on Thursday, July 18. Organizers counted 105 in attendance to enjoy homemade desserts and ice cream and stump speaking by candidates.

The event showcased candidates featured in this year’s August 5th Republican ballot which will include a tight race between Rep. Kenny Hulshof for Missouri Governor.

Three candidates for Congress including Blaine Luetkemeyer, Dannie Moore, and Bob Onder addressed the group. Their topics ranged from the energy crisis to fiscal discipline in government.

Commissioner candidates then Bill Cook and Drew Belt in District 1 and Jon Dwiggins for District 2 also outlined their plans to continue to move Macon County forward.

Mike Austin, candidate for State Representative, was also on hand to meet local voters.

The crowd included supporters from surrounding counties including Shelby and Randolph and a host of young families. One observed noted it was great to see kids playing tag and strollers at the outdoor event which attracted a wide variety of people and ages.

Members of the Macon Co. Republican Central Committee and the Macon Co. Federated Republican Women helped organize the event sponsored by the local Republican Club. Becky Belt served as the event chair.
For more information about the Macon County Republican Club, contact Darla Dwiggins at (660) 385-5092 or

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