The days are getting longer, and summer is really coming! Senate District 49 takes a break from monthly dinner programs until late September. Instead we have a number of warm weather activities planned, and we hope that you will join us. Consider the following events for your summer enjoyment:
Pitchers & Politics – save the 3rd Thursday of each month (June 15, July 20, August 17) for our special Republican happy hour get-together. Hosted by Senate Districts 44, 48, and 49, Pitchers & Politics is held in the back room of the Gold Nugget, 14401 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka. Running from 4:30 pm to 7 pm (come when you can, leave when you must), it is meant to be a casual opportunity for Republicans to mix and talk, of politics or of anything that strikes your fancy. We’ll invite some interesting people to join us, but we promise – no speeches. Just good beer, food, and conversation.
Edina’s July 4th parade is a colorful, patriotic local tradition. SD49 has been a part of that tradition for as long as we can remember. Join fellow Republicans in showing our colors and our enthusiasm. This is an easy walk of about a mile in length. All it takes is 3 hours, from 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm. We start near the Edina Community Center, go north to city hall, and end about a block west of the 50th and France intersection in Edina. We plan to have a banner, signs, and our elephant mascot riding on the back of a red convertible. Look for more details and a chance to sign up as we get closer to July 4th.
- Annual SD49/SD50 Picnic is set for Sunday, August 13 at the Shelter 3 in East Bush Lake Park. Plan on good food in a family-friendly environment. The picnic area boasts a playground, a volleyball court, and lots of room for games. We have a picnic pavilion, so we can handle some variation in the weather. Expect some local and state Republican candidates to stop by. We’ll be doing the cooking, so volunteer opportunities will also be available. Look for more details as we get into July.