Oct 30, 2013

Republicans have successful pig roast

GREENVILLE – Approximately 350 attended the Annual Darke County Republican Pig Roast on October 20. It was held in the Youth Building on the Darke County Fairgrounds. The Republican Party thanks those who shared a beautiful Sunday afternoon with them.

They would like to thank all the people that helped set up and tear down and/or worked the day of this event.

The Republican elected officials of Darke County and the City of Greenville served the food and paid for the pig. Also, thank you to Commissioner Diane Delaplane and Sheriff Toby for taking the donations.

JoEllen Melling did a wonderful rendition of the Star Spangle Banner after Mayor Mike Bowers led the group in the Pledge of allegiance. A beautiful video and music was played while the Veterans and the ROTC marched in. And a special thank you to Evelyn Sharp for doing the silent auction.

Additionally, a huge thank you to, Eikenberry’s, Minute Man Press, Lighthouse Christian Center, Hannah’s Garden Center, the Moose Lodge, Wendy’s, McDonalds, Kesco Products, and Eric Fee of Braud and Pope Funeral home. All of these people/businesses contributed products or services and without which this year’s Pig Roast could not have been such a huge success.

A HUGE thank you to Greg Peck of Security Sound for another wonderful job. Greg does this for them every year and the Republican Party does appreciate him very much.

Those in attendance to speak were Jim Zehringer Director of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Justice Sharon Kennedy Ohio Supreme Court, President of Ohio Senate Senator Keith Faber, Senator Bill Beagle, State Representatives Jim Buchy and Richard Adams, Megan Savercool from Senator Rob Portman’s office.

Former Darke County Republican Chair Cindy Pike thanked everyone for their support for the past eight years and then introduced the new Darke County Republican Chair Mike Rieman.

For the 10th year they have had the honor of choosing the Darke County Republican of the Year, and Barb Fee had the pleasure of announcing “Mike Rhoades” as 2013 Darke County Republican of the year. Mike was chosen for his outstanding long work in Darke County for the Republican Party. Those awarding Rhoades were Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers, Representatives Jim Buchy and Richard Adams, Senator Keith Faber and Bill Beagle, Megan Savercool of Senator Rob Portman’s office, Matt Ferguson for Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Commissioners Mike Stegall and Diane Delaplane.

Thank you to Jo Ellen Melling and Jenny Peck for singing God Bless the USA at the conclusion of the event.

They are looking forward to seeing all of you back next year, so mark your calendar for Oct. 19, 2014.



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