First United Methodist ChurchCommunity Thanksgiving DinnerSaturday, November 18th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Wesley Center, 200 South Penn, Independence, KansasDinner is FREE!
GOP Chili/Chicken Noodle Feed & Candidate Forum
PRESS RELEASE Contact: Virgil PeckFor Immediate release 620-879-2334November 2, 2017Montgomery County Republicans are having a chili and chicken noodle feed in conjunction with a candidate forum on Saturday, November 11th. The event is open to the public and will run from 4:00 – 6:00 at the Stich Shelter House (near the fountain in Riverside Park) in Independence. The cost is $5 a person or $20 for a family of 4 or more.Virgil Peck, Montgomery County GOP Chairman, says, “We have received confirmation from several republican candidates, two for Governor, three for Secretary of State, one for Insurance Commissioner and three for Congress, that they will be in attendance.” The Candidates for Governor are, Jim Barnett and Mark Hutton; for Secretary of State, Kelly Arnold, Keith Esau and Scott Schwab; for Insurance Commissioner, Clark Schultz; and the congressional candidates are, Kevin Jones, Steve Fitzgerald and Caryn Tyson.Peck reports that Montgomery County is the fourth most populated county in Kansas’ Congressional District #2 and ranks 14th in the State. He says, “A good turnout will show the Candidates that Montgomery County will play an important role in determining who will be the republican nominee in the August 2018 Primary.”In addition to the opportunity to meet and visit with those seeking a seat in Congress or a statewide office, there will be a silent auction. Some of the items are: a piece of copper from the Kansas State Capitol Dome (before remodeling), an 1879 silver dollar and a set of limited-edition legislative mugs.Peck says, “The event will be inside, where there is a fireplace, so it will take place – no matter the weather.” He also reports that the “chili cook” is a previous, multi-year recipient of the people’s choice award at the Neewollah Chili Cook-off. # # #