Great Time under the Big Tent

Over 160 Republicans from across the county gathered at the historic farmhouse of George and Jeanie Wendt on a glorious Sunday afternoon.  Enjoying barbecue sandwiches and ice cream everyone enjoyed a relaxing time visiting and shopping.  Our Restore Illinois Shop was there to provide lots of ways to "express yourself".  Roasting marshmallows and playing games of tossing bean bags was a treat for the kids and adults alike.  The evening was topped off with hearing an update from Chairman Connie Beard on all that has been going on over the last few months and what's coming.  We then heard from County Sheriff Candidate Matt Lane as he shared his vision for serving.  Brandon Hepner spoke for Governor candidate Paul Schimpf.  We then heard State Senator Darren Bailey share his vision for serving as Governor of Illinois.  The last speaker was Ty Smith, radio host and YouTube personality, who encouraged and inspired us all.  


The Wendt's for their hospitality

The ISU College Republicans for their help

Marissa Roosevelt for singing our national anthem

Ann Sullivan, Sue Fiene, Jim Snyder, Kim Miller, Peggy Wade, Roy Willan and all our great volunteers who made the picnic a success.

Our keynote speakers: Matt Lane, Darren Bailey and Ty Smith

And of course our wonderful picnic sponsors: 

Desi Anderson

Floyd Aper

Carla Barnes

Jason Barickman

Connie Beard

Tom Bennet

Kathryn Bohn

Allen Brokken

Dave Collee

Chuck  Erickson

Don Everhart

Sharon Frizzell

Douglas Hardwick


Mark Jontry

Don Knapp

Scott Larson

Kevin Lower

Wayne Montney

Thomas Nielsen

Douglas Nord

Miranda Noyes

Erika Reynolds

Heavenly Health Therapy

Patricia S Sears

Larry Slone

Martin Toher




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