It was a beautiful day for a picnic in the park. Bush Lake Shelter 1 was the site for the August 7 SD49 and SD50 family picnic, enjoyed by more than 65 Republicans of all ages. A few were attending their very first SD49 gathering, a few have been active for decades: all shared their insights as well as the meal.
SD49 volunteers did all of the cooking. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs. Tom’s famous roasted corn on the cob. Barbara's delicious pasta salad and coleslaw. Accompaniments and condiments. Fresh watermelon. Star Cookies.
A number of legislators, candidates, party leaders, and good friends stopped by for informal conversations. Each also spoke briefly after the meal, to update us on their campaigns and current issues at local and state levels. Among those attending: Keith Downey (chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota), David Hann, (MN Senate Minority Leader), Representative Chad Anderson (MN House District 50B), Mike Lehmann (Candidate, MN Senate District 49), Dario Anselmo (Candidate, MN House District 49A), Max Rymer (Candidate, MN House District 49B), 3 candidates in the August 9 primary for Hennepin County Commissioner (Maureen Scallen Failor, Andrew K. Moller, and Bill Reichert), and Rick Rice (new RNC National Committeeman for MN).
THANKS TO ALL WHO HOSTED AND ATTENDED!
See our SD49 Facebook page later this week for a picnic photo album.