By Ethan Colbert
Political candidates from both near and far are expected to come to Pike County on Sunday afternoon for a chance to speak directly to voters from a freshly-cut Pike County tree stump.
The event, which is sponsored by the Champ Clark Honeyshuck Restoration, Inc., harkens back to an earlier era of American political discourse when candidates would travel from town to town to speak to voters, often from a tree stump.
As has been the case in previous years, the event is being moved from the lawn of the historic Honeyshuck home to the air-conditioned confines of Bowling Green Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with the first candidates scheduled to speak shortly after 2 p.m.
Local candidates have been given three minutes to speak to voters. Also slated to speak is a representative of the Concerned Citizens for Pike County 911, the group which is advocating for Prop. 911’s passage.
Congressional and statewide candidates have been given five minutes to speak.
The public is invited to attend.