Monday, February 14, 2011

El Paso LNRC Attends The Abraham Lincoln Celebration

The El Paso GOP hosted it's annual Lincoln Day Celebration on Saturday February 12th at the Wyndham Hotel. The event celebrated the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln and was the party's first fundraiser of the year. About 150 people gathered for the celebration that included special guest Steve Munisteri, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. Dignitaries in attendance included State Representative Dee Margo, State Board of Education Member Charlie Garza, Judge Bill Hicks, former El Paso GOP Chairman Alex Burjos, Judge Ken Carr, former County Commissioner Charles Hooten and we can't forget President Abraham Lincoln, played by UTEP College Republican Ryan Padilla. "I'm just glad to see that after 200 years I can still throw a party" said Lincoln/Padilla right before he introduced Chairman Steve Munisteri. Ray Adauto was the MC for the night. To my liking, Adauto introduced the head table in a similar way he introduces the UTEP Miners on game night. Or maybe it was just me. I thought he was going to introduce Tom Holmsley like he introduces Randy Culpeper but he didn't. Maybe next time.
"The event was very appropriate for our first event of the year as we get organized for a victory in 2012" said Holmsley.

The El Paso LNRC, the Greater El Paso Republican Women, the West El Paso Republican Women, the UTEP College Republicans and the newly chartered Young Republicans were all in attendance supporting the ever so growing El Paso Republican Party. With five official auxiliaries the El Paso Republican Party now offers more groups for people to choose from than it ever has before. The memberships of each group is steadily rising. That just goes to show that people in El Paso are tired of the hope and are ready for some real change.

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