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Oneida Republicans anticipate Capacity Crowd for Lincoln Day Dinner April 14

Organizers for the Oneida Lincoln Day Dinner and Fundraiser anticipate a full capacity crowd at tomorrow night’s celebration. Something new this year are tables sponsored and reserved by some of the local businesses. With the addition of reservations made by individuals, seating is selling fast.  

Set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14 in the Event Center at the Oneida County Fairgrounds, the event will offer a meal catered by the Iron Door Smokehouse, flag ceremony performed by Troop 1776, entertainment, many auction items to bid on at the Silent and Live Auctions, and most importantly, the audience will have the opportunity to listen to keynote speaker, U.S. Congressman Chris Stewart. 

Christopher Douglas Stewart was born in Logan Utah and is an American politician, author and businessman, and achieved the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force. He is now serving as the U.S. Representative for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District since 2013. 

He is known for his New York Times Bestseller book, The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World, and Seven Miracles That Saved America, as well as his series The Great and Terrible.  

His two books, The Miracle of Freedom, and Seven Miracles will be autographed by Stewart and can be bid on during the live auction. 

 Congressman Stewart, who just recently returned from Ukraine, will address the audience about current issues, after which he will allow 20 minutes to answer questions from the audience. 

Guests will also include County and State officials. Special guest IDGOP Chair Dorothy Moon has been invited to share a short message at the beginning of the evening. 

Local cowboy poet Matt Wray, who is Chair over the event, will serve as MC and Auctioneer.  

Many items will be up for bid at both the Silent and Live Auctions. Some items include, baskets of goods, 5 Qt. Synthetic Oil Change, VOXX LIFE knee and foot therapy items, certificates donated by local businesses, handmade items, Mother’s Day gift baskets, patriotic books, Husqvarna 125 28 cc Handheld Gas Leaf Blower, gift certificates to area restaurants, a 12 Ga Charles Daly semi-automatic shotgun (used), 110 rounds 9 mm Luger 115 Gr FMJ, one-night stay at a local mountain Air B&B, plus dozens more items. 

Everyone is invited to this special event. Admission tickets can be purchased by calling Bryan Kerr at (509) 619-4624 or Karen Kerr at (509) 528-8962. Tickets can also be purchased through Contact the Kerrs for available QR code or scan from our advertisements. Payment will also be accepted at the door the day of the event. 


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