Anita Jones

Neither snow nor cold stopped the Christmas festivities

Many Christian County Democrats traveled the snow-covered roads to enjoy our 22nd annual Christmas Party at Island Green Golf Club. After a fine meal, Jay Swearingen, state legislator from Kansas City, spoke to us about his plans to run for State Auditor in 2014. We also enjoyed our favorite band, The Cattywampus Band, who played for most of the evening. Our auctioneer this year was Matt Patterson, assisted by Zoe Billedo; top dollars were paid for the donated items: 10 gift baskets, 6 homemade pies, and 3 gift certificates. A $100 fishing cooler with assorted fishing gear was raffled off, as well as a 50/50 pot. AND besides some beautiful poinsettias being given away, we had a door prize! Few folks walked away empty-handed, and the Central Committee raised funds for the 2014 election year.

The Litton Award, given each year to a deserving member of our Christian County Democratic community, was presented to Anita Jones for her dedication to our cause. (Unfortunately Anita was down in Florida, basking in the sun!)

Thank you to all those who donated their time and/or items for the auction. And a large thanks to our sponsors!

Democratic booth a hit at local expos

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Approximately 15 people signed up to receive information about upcoming Democratic events in Christian County. Numerous bumper stickers, buttons, and brochures were taken to spread the word. We also assisted many new voters in registering for the August elections! Thanks to our fellow members who helped man the two booths in March as we are extending our outreach and reminding Christian County that we Democrats are a viable force to reckon with. These opportunities also introduce our local candidates to potential voters and supporters.