It will be Politics in the Park - Largo's Taylor Lake Park - on Saturday, Sept. 29. Put a big red circle around that date for the club's third annual "Old Fashioned Campaign Picnic."
If last year's festivities are any indication, a great time will be had by all. In addition to Super Duper Hot Dogs and the traditional and not-so-traditional garnishments, there will be plenty of delicious Dems pot luck, a chance to meet and greet many of this area's state, county and local candidates and elected officials and President Obama proxies, music, raffles and a 50-50. Every penny of profits will be used to get Democrats elected. Last year the club was able to put almost $1,000 into the treasury.
The picnic planning committee, which is chaired by Mary Ellen Lansburg, is already hard at work. Expect a call - if you haven't already received one - for help selling tickets, providing the aforementioned pot luck, and logistical assistance. Let's try to expand our local base by inviting friends and neighbors who might support our candidates or be potential club members.
Tickets are just $5 and will be available at the August club meeting and from committee members and others. If you'd like to get involved in this club activity, contact Mary Ellen at email@example.com or club president Rich Piper at 727 588-0891.
Picnic planning committee at work: seated left, chair Mary Ellen Lansburg, and Judy Sellers. Standing, l to r, Elizabeth Snedeker, Lois Fries, Iris Szwarz and Wanda Schwerer. Photo snapped by committee member Kathleen Jamison. Shirley Botkin is also on the committee.