Veterans, Wounded Warriors to be honored at Republican event

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Franklin County Republican Party’s annual Eisenhower Day Dinner with keynote speaker Rick Santorum will also have a Christmas theme at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Green Grove Gardens.

Originally scheduled for Oct. 29, the dinner was postponed due to hurricane Sandy. “We have been in touch with Green Grove Gardens to try to add a more festive touch to the menu and decor, and Mrs Gibble’s Candies is providing candy for each place setting to add to the Christmas spirit,” said County Chairman Dwight Weidman.

 With the help of State Senator Rich Alloway (R-33), the party is also reaching out to Wounded Warriors through the Wounded Warrior and Healing Waters Projects. “Senator Alloway is already sponsoring one table for those organizations and we are looking to expand that to additional tables,” said Weidman, who added that it was appropriate to do so because the dinner is in honor of one of America’s greatest military figures.

 Santorum, has been mentioned in numerous media outlets as a serious contender for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and he has stated that he was open to running. Santorum garnered more than 4 million votes and won 11 state GOP primaries.

 Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for those 18 and younger. Those who worked as volunteers for the Franklin County Republican Committee during the recent election campaigns should contact the Party at 717-263-7999 or to check on the special volunteer rate and priority seating.