Parson to speak at Lincoln Day

Posted: Feb. 21, 2020 4:19 pm

HANNIBAL | The Marion County Republican Central Committee will be hosting their annual Lincoln Day Breakfast from 9 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Hannibal Nutrition Center, 219 S. Tenth Street in Hannibal and lasting until approximately 11:30 a.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The theme will be “Jumping on Board the 2020 Trump Train - Continuing to Make Missouri Great.”

All statewide Republican office holders have been invited to attend this event, including Gov. Mike Parson, who will be the keynote speaker. Also in attendance will be Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe as well as locally elected officials such as State Senator Cindy O'Laughlin and Reps. Louis Riggs, Greg Sharpe, Jim Hansen and all of Marion County's elected officials.

Marion County Republican Chairman Larry Craig said having Parson and Kehoe gives local people a rare opportunity to see their leaders.

“Usually for these types of events, people have to go to St. Louis or Kansas City or Springfield,” Craig said.

Attendance at Lincoln Day is usually “around 100 people,” Craig said. He hopes there will be a bigger turnout for the governor.

“From here, the governor will go up for a lunch event in Knox County and then on to a meet and greet in Kirksville,” Craig said.

People interested in attending this event need to make a reservation by contacting Craig at 573-221-8490 before 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. The cost of the event is $30 per person. Proceeds from this event will go to support future projects of the MarionCounty Republican Central Committee and to support future candidates of the Republican party at the state and local levels in the 2020 election.

Opportunities to donate are available for people who are unable to attend the event but would like to show their support for the activities of the Marion County Republican Central Committee. Donations may be made out to “MCRCC,” P.O. Box 45, Hannibal, Mo. 63401.





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