Conservative icon, former vice-presidential candidate, former governor of Alaska, and best-selling author, Sarah Palin, will be the featured speaker at the Denton County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Denton Embassy Suites Hotel. The gala banquet will again be emceed by Sen. Jane Nelson, whose enthusiasm is always contagious.
Sarah Palin is a passionate voice on faith and family who shares her vision for an energy independent, fiscally responsible, and safe, secure America. Rising from small-town origins to become a dominant figure on the national scene, she served as the first female governor of Alaska and was the first woman to be a vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party. A fearless and independent voice, Palin has the unique ability to unite, engage, and attract audiences far and wide as she sheds keen insight into the issues facing the Trump Administration, our country, and the world today. One of TIME‘s “100 Most Influential People” and Forbes’ “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” Palin’s magnetic personality shines in her customized, standing-room-only presentations as she inspires and motivates each individual to look to the future with hope and courage. Palin is a powerful, no-nonsense advocate for her principles, from protecting taxpayers from wasteful spending to advancing the cause of special needs children.
Acknowledged as one of the state’s largest and most exciting political events, this year’s dinner promises its usual spectacular silent auction, as well as an exciting live auction including a fabulous dinner for ten prepared by internationally-honored Chef Morris Salerno, plus other marvelous items among the temptations for the attendees.
The evening begins with the private Lincoln Cabinet reception followed by the VIP reception which will provide the opportunity for guests to visit with Governor Palin as well as elected officials from across the state. Again this year, the dinner will feature its popular “Campaign Headquarters” where recent and future candidates will be spotlighted for Texas voters to meet and greet. To top off the night, the festivities will continue with a spectacular after party, according to DCRP Chairman John Dillard.
Individuals or businesses wishing to donate to the live or silent auctions should contact Republican Headquarters at the same phone number.
Origin of Lincoln Reagan Dinners:
Lincoln Day is the primary annual celebration and fundraising event of many state and county organizations of the Republican Party in the United States. It is held annually in February or March depending on the county and often features a well known speaker from the Republican Party.
Its counterpart for the Democratic Party, held the same time every year, is the Jefferson-Jackson Day celebration.
Though traditionally named after Abraham Lincoln as the first elected president of the Republican Party, the event has been renamed Reagan Day in some locations following the death of Ronald Reagan for the purpose of honoring Reagan and modernizing the Republican Party’s message. Commenting on this difference in 2005, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joked "We don’t do Lincoln Day Dinners in South Carolina. It’s nothing personal, but it takes a while to get over things". (Wikipedia)