Congressmen to be guest speakers at 2016 Lincoln Day Dinner

GIBSON CITY — The 2016 Ford County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Kruse Center, 207 N. Lawrence St. (Illinois 54) in Gibson City.

State Rep. Tom Bennett, who is also chairman of the Ford County Republican Central Committee, said the guest speakers for the dinner will be U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon.

A reception for the congressmen will begin at 5 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6.

As part of the program, local elected officials will be introduced, and longtime Ford County Republicans will be honored.

Brief comments from other state and federal officials are expected to follow remarks by the congressmen.

Tickets for the Lincoln Day Dinner cost $35 each and are available from any Republican precinct committeemen, including Chase McCall (217-898-3842) in Gibson City or Judy Hastings (217-249-3300) in Paxton.

For more information on becoming a sponsor of the dinner, call Rob Pacey (217-493-6692). Sponsorships include gold ($500), silver ($250) and bronze ($100). 


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