Thanks to the large group of volunteers and guests who attended our recent Lincoln Dinner celebration.
Here is the evening in pictures. What a wonderful evening it was, too, with inspiring speakers and, as always, delicious food from Nadler's Catering. Thank you to everyone who helped plan the event and volunteered.
|Lafayette County Lincoln Dinner 2017|
|Todd Graves, MoGOP Chair|
|Austin Stukins, Executive Director of MoGOP.|
|David Pearce, the master--Master of Ceremonies.|
|Kay Hoflander, MoGOP Vice Chair, and Todd Graves MoGOP Chair.|
|Steve Solomon, State Committeeman 21st Senatorial District with|
Austin Stukins, MoGOP Executive Director.
|Always eat dessert first! Nine dessert choices! |
Thanks to Nadler's Catering of Wellington for a their usual delicious dinner.
|State Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer (53rd District) discusses the new Missouri Bicentennial License Plate, soon to come. Kolkmeyer served as chair of the Bicentennial License Plate Committee.|
|Colleen Wieligman greeted Lincoln Dinner guests as they arrived. A table with information from our local FRW Club was available for anyone wanting to join FRW or gain more information about the local group.|
|FRW Welcome Table|
|Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer congratulates Alice Jarman who recently received Lt. Governor Mike Parson's Senior Service Award. Kolkmeyer nominated her for that honor. Ceremonies were held at the Capitol this week.|
|Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer with Lafayette County Recorder JoAnn Swartz.|
|Kay Hoflander, county chair, with Emily Kolkmeyer Wilson and her baby daughter Mia. Miss Mia drew the winning raffle ticket from the basket. And she pulled it out on her first try. Thank you Mia!|
|Associate Circuit Judge Russell Kruse gave the invocation.|
|Linda Niendick, County Clerk, with Steel Shippy of the MO Secretary of State office.|
|County Clerk Linda Niendick and Lafayette County MoFRW President Lana Crain.|
|Another adorable Baby Mia photo.|
|Pledge of Allegiance is always an important moment at any Republican event.|
|Steele Shippy of Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office discusses Voter Photo ID implementation in Missouri.|
|Steve Solomon, State Committeeman of the 21st Senatorial and Secretary of the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee, introduces Chairman Todd Graves.|
|Linda Niendick, County Clerk, discusses the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and asks the audience to think about the words as they say the Pledge. Thanks Linda for these meaningful remarks that are so important to remember.|
|Lisa Kolkmeyer, secretary of the county FRW Club, leads the audience in singing the National Anthem.|
|Beautiful flowers and table decorations by the Lafayette County Federated Republican Women's Club. Each year they provide the decorations for our Lincoln Dinner, and we cannot ever thank them enough. Lovely flowers ladies. Thank you!|
|A reception before our event features yummy appetizers and a punch that was just Wow. Thank you to all the volunteers who provided the goodies. It's so much fun to meet and greet before our event.|
|Meet-and-greet reception in the cafe area of the CCC.|
|Dinner is served!|
|A few of the terrific silent auction items on hand for bidding. Thanks to all who brought them.|
|This was a hit. A coffee table collectable book on President Donald Trump.|
|We girls had a blast at LD 2017 in Lafcoland. |
From left: Miss Mollie Swift, Kay Hoflander, Lana Crain, president of the local FRW Club, and Doris Strickler, treasurer of Lafayette County FRW and Committeewoman from Lexington Township.