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Posted: Mar 27, 2009  08:49

Lincoln Day Luncheon Successful


Sponsored by the Boundary County Republican Central Committee, the eighth annual Lincoln Day Luncheon held at the American Legion Hall on the first day of spring, was a gathering of federal and state elected officials as well as local supporters of what Master of Ceremonies Tim Wilson called "the reddest of the red counties" in Idaho.

Intended to honor the founder of the Republican Party and the first Republican president - Abraham Lincoln - the annual event is purposely scheduled to coincide with a congressional break so that governmental representatives are able to attend.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little briefly addressed the audience of approximately 50 with a message of optimism and hope for the future of Idaho.

"You are in great hands here in Boundary County with the Republican leadership you have here," he said. "Idaho is currently in an enviable position compared to other states. With our balanced budget, we've got money in the bank to get us through hard times. We've got a family-friendly, business-friendly agenda. This is a defining moment for the state of Idaho. We are so lucky that our conservative values will not put our children and grandchildren in the position of having to pay off debt. We can protect our roads, education and our way of life. Our conservative values are what made that possible."

In addition to Lt. Gov. Little and his wife Teresa, others in attendance were Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, State Controller Donna Jones, Senators Shawn Keough and George Eskridge, as well as Boundary County Commissioners Ron Smith, Dan Dinning and Walt Kirby. Additionally, Jack Douglas, Boundary County Prosecutor, Norm Semanko, Idaho State Republican Party Chairman, Sid Smith representing Senator Jim Risch, and Boundary County School District Superintendent Don Bartling attended the luncheon catered by Jill's Cafe.

The spirited and competitive auction raised funds for the Republican Party in Boundary County.

“All money donated will be put straight back into the community to support the republican candidates here in Boundary County, so the community will always have access to our representatives,” said Wilson.


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