Republicans of Pike County met May 3 at Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. Wayne Knipmeyer led in prayer and Dan Turner led the Pledge of Allegiance. A carry-in dinner was enjoyed.
President Gale Frolos called the meeting to order. In old business Frolos announced the Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraiser would be May 19 with doors opening at 5:30, donors should bring their items that day; club dues are $15.
The club’s June meeting will be a picnic at Sunset Park and attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair, card table, dish and serving spoon.
In new business, there will be a Senatorial debate on May 11 in Fenton; Tony Monetti be in Troy on May 10, 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Coffee, 445 E Cherry.
Cheryl Ward said her truck and trailer would be available for parades but would need a driver and Representative Jim Hansen was still in session and was excited that his education bill had passed.
Candidates present were Pat Flynn and Milan Berry. Josh Allum representing Austin Peterson said Peterson will be at our Lincoln-Reagan Day. Kelly Hardcastle representing Judge Chris Kunza-Mennemeyer said the judge was busy at another engagement. Pat Flynn, candidate for circuit judge, said he had spent the day in Bowling Green visiting several organizations and toured the Champ Clark house. Milan Berry candidate for associate judge gave background on himself, is cooperating with the Lions in purchasing packs for police officers and supplying training and thanked Republicans for their support.