Just a few more days until we all will have the opportunity for a fun filled day for meeting our candidates who are running in our local, state and national elections this year. The place is Fairfield Bay at our wonderful community gathering place, the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center. Remember, this is a day we have set aside and opened the center to everyone free of charge to meet, greet and talk with the people who will be leading and representing us in our, local, state and federal government. What a great opportunity this is to spend the day with friends and neighbors enjoying entertainment, food and one on one with our future public officials.
It’s a “Stump Meeting,” a day of fun, music, food & excitement. Remember, It will be FREE and open to the general public. Come, visit with friends and make new ones!
The Stump Meeting will kick off on Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Men will be on the Cumings’ Party Deck grilling and selling hot dogs and Jerry’s jambalaya. Our local bakers will delight us with offerings of homemade desserts. So, lots of good food and drink will be available.
Each candidate will have a scheduled time to make remarks to the crowd in the Great Ball Room and many will also have their representatives available at tables to answer questions and hand out materials. So often we seem to be voting “in the blind” because it is difficult to find time to attend individual meetings. Now we have the opportunity to not only see, hear and meet our candidates but also to spend time in conversation with them.
Entertainment at special times during the day is planned. We are pleased to tell you we will have our own Darrell Osborne with us to share his wonderful saxophone melodies in his own musical style.
In addition, Gwendlyn Kay will be providing her soulfully rich voice and her passion for country music. Gwendlyn is an aspiring singer/songwriter and a country girl at heart. She has performed at many festivals, fairs and talent contests across the states of Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. Gwendlyn has had the honor of opening up for bands such as Neil McCoy, Luke Bryan, Rhett Akins, David Ball, Doug Stone, Ricochet, and Bellamy Brothers to name a few. Miss Kay has entertained at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana for several years and performed live on the RFD TV channel and in front of 50 thousand FFA members in the Conseco Field house.
Schedule of Events Speaking Times
Entertainment Gwedelyn Kay
11:00 Trina Jones, (D) VBC Assessor
11:10 Troy Braswell, (Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 02
11:20 David M. Clark (Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 04
11:30 Scott Bradley (D) VBC Sheriff
11:40 Zachary T. Sellers (R) State Representative, District 68
11:50 Angela Byrd (Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 04
12:00-12:20 Gwendelyn Kay Singer/Songwriter -Country
12:20 Roger Hooper (D) VBC Judge
12:30 Joe Don Winningham (Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 02
12:40 Mike Murphy, (Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 02
12:50 Amy Brazil,(Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 01
1:00 Lucas Emberton, (R) VBC Sheriff
1:10 Pam Bradford, (R) VBC County Clerk
1:20 Missy Thomas Irvin (R) State Senate, District 18
1:30-1:40 Darrell Osborne on The Saxophone
1:40 Trevor Drown (R) State Representative, District 68
1:50 H.G. Foster (Non-P) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 01
2:00 Patrick Henry Hays (D) U.S. Congress, District 02
2:10 Doralee Chandler (R) Circuit Judge, District 20, Div. 05
2:30 Colonel Conrad Reynolds (R) U.S. Congress, District 2
2:40 Paul Wellenberger (Non-P) Mayor, Fairfield Bay
2:50 Phil Grace (R) State Senate, District 18
3:00 Ingram Philips (R) State Representative, District 68
Conclusion “God Bless America Led by Ingram Philips
3:00 Darrell Osborne on The Saxophone