Jackson Days April 8-9, 2016

On March 16, 2016, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Event, Jackson Days, Uncategorized, by Christian County Democrats

Countdown to VictoryPlease join fellow Democrats from Southwest Missouri in the annual Jackson Days celebration in Springfield. We will be meeting on Friday, April 8 for free networking and nibbling at the Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center (2446 N Glenstone Avenue, Springfield, Missouri). Browse information booths of political and community organizations and enjoy complimentary food and drink. There will also be a silent auction; you can bid on hundreds of items, including jewelry, home décor, political campaign collectibles, books, and much more! [To donate auction items, take them to the Greene County Democratic Headquarters at 1764 S Fremont Avenue in Springfield, or call 417-886-8980 by April 1.] You may also want to help by bringing nonperishable, single-serve food items (peanut butter crackers, granola bars, etc.) to the Democratic HQ in advance or to the Oasis Friday night. This is a Greene County project to help homeless in the community.

There are many activities you can attend on Saturday, April 9:

8:00 am Democratic Alliance Breakfast featuring Missouri Treasurer candidates Judy Baker and Pat Contreras. Tickets are $30 each.

10:00-11:30 am Candidate/Activist Training Session with the Missouri Budget Project. Go beyond the numbers to see how budget policies and priorities impact people’s lives for better and for worse.

For Sponsors-Only Activities (Sponsorships cost $230) there will be a Noon Luncheon at Hickory Hills Country Club (3909 E Cherry) with singer/songwriter, folklorist and teacher Judy Domeny Bowen! There will also be a 5:00 pm VIP Cocktail Reception with the banquet speakers.

6:30 pm Jackson Day Banquet featuring Democratic candidates Jason Kander for U.S. Senate, Chris Koster for Missouri Governor, Nicole Galloway for Missouri Auditor, and special surprise guests! You may also bid on exciting celebrity and political memorabilia, gourmet gift baskets, and other items to be auctioned live. (Banquet tickets are $60 each.)

If you did not receive a registration form in the mail, you may register HERE.

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Jackson Day: Turning Greene County Blue

On March 11, 2014, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Event, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats
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Senator McCaskill in 2013 at Jackson Days

Jackson Day, a celebration of the Democratic Party sponsored by the Greene County Democratic Central Committee, will be held on April 4 & 5. This annual event brings together Democrats from across Missouri for entertainment, inspiration, education, and fun. This year the event will be held at The Old Glass Place (521 E St Louis Street, Springfield, MO). Christian County Democrats are encouraged to attend and stop by our booth.

FREE “Nibble and Network” Friday evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Browse information booths of political and community organizations, and enjoy complimentary food and drink, socializing with fellow Democrats. There will also be a silent auction from 5:00-8:30pm Friday night. Bid on hundreds of fun and unusual items, including jewelry, home decor, political campaign collectibles, posters, photos, books, toys, and much more!

Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. the Democratic Alliance Breakfast will be at the Tower Club (901 E St Louis Street, 21st floor). Secretary of State Jason Kander, State Senator Paul LaVota, and State Representative John Wright will be speakers. Tickets for this event are $25 each. Purchase tickets online at http://goo.gl/FLnefB.

Saturday evening (6:30 p.m.) is the Jackson Day Banquet (The Old Glass Place). Revel in “elect”rifying speeches by national, state and local Democratic leaders and candidates! Bid on exciting celebrity and political memorabilia, fine art, performing arts tickets, gourmet gift baskets and other speical surprises to be auctioned live! Main Speaker will be Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver! Tickets for this event are $60 per person. Purchase tickets online at http://goo.gl/FLnefB.

Order your 2014 Jackson Day tickets today! Call 417-886-8980 or visit http://goo.gl/FLnefB.

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Stop by our booth at Sucker Day in Nixa

On May 7, 2013, in Announcement, Event, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats

Nixa Sucker DayThe Christian County Democrats will once again have a booth at Sucker Day on Saturday, May 18th.  “Serving of the Sucker Day Meal begins at noon following the National Anthem.  The meal consists of Sucker Fish or BBQ Beef, Home-made Cole Slaw, Deep-Fried Potatoes, Home-Made Baked Beans, Slice of Bread, and Drink.  All this for only $7.50 per person.” (from Sucker Day website)

We will be selling raffle tickets for a Fishing Cooler for $1 a ticket, $5 for 6 tickets. The rolling cooler consists of over $100 in fishing gear and fun. So please drop by and help support our cause! We’ll be there from 8am until 5pm. (We will draw a winner of the raffle at the end of the day.)

 

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CC Dems enjoy Jackson Days

On May 7, 2013, in Event, Who We Are, by Christian County Democrats

Jackson Day Booth

Many Christian County Democrats participated in the activities on Friday and Saturday (April 19 & 20). Both evenings our booth was open and selling tickets to a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to Garden Adventures Nursery (proceeds going to Least of These Food Pantry), as well as giving away Democrat keychains. The hospitality rooms were flowing with refreshments for all attending Friday night, and later the silent and live auctions generated quite a buzz of activity.

Saturday morning Attorney General Chris Koster spoke at the breakfast, with Jason Kander speaking after the breakfast.

The Saturday night banquet dinner was very good, and the room was packed. After the Men’s Chorus of the Ozarks sang the national anthem, awards were given out, and remarks made by Mike Sanders, our Missouri Democratic Party Chair and Clint Zweifel, our State Treasurer, Jim Kabell spoke to the crowd. Kabell is a union leader from Springfield, and explained the deception he sees in Jefferson City with so-called “right to work” bills. Many law makers just want to shut labor up. He urged us to write or call our legislators and ask them to vote NO on these proposals. He reminded us of what Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks did to make a difference in racial injustices. They made a difference because they stuck together and worked together for change. He said we too could make a difference! 2014 will be an important year for Democrats to get back the Missouri Senate.Jackson Day Booth

We raised $106 for Least of These through the raffle. The winner was thrilled to have won. And we thank Garden Adventures for donating the gift certificate.  If you missed Jackson Days this year, mark your calendars for next year: April 4 & 5, 2014!

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