The Kosciusko County Republican Party re-scheduled its date and location for this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner.
This year’s event is now scheduled for Thursday, May 28, at the Owl’s Nest Restaurant and Meeting Center located at 7369 E. CR 800 N, North Webster, according to a news release from Mike Ragan, chairman of the Kosciusko County Republican Party.
Hospitality hour will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Admission is $55 per person.
The keynote speaker will be former Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita.
When elected, Rokita was the youngest Secretary of State in the United States. In November 2010, he was elected to the United States Congress, serving Indiana’s 4th Congressional District until Jan. 3, 2019. He was a candidate in last year’s United States Senate race won by businessman Mike Braun.
Congressional Reps. Jackie Walorski, of Indiana’s Second District, and (schedule permitting), Jim Banks of Indiana’s Third District are also expected to attend, the news release said.
Republican candidates for the Kosciusko County Primary will also attend.
Due to COVID-19, Ragan said there will be limited seating and social distancing.
“Therefore we will be limiting attendance to 126 plus the press. The restaurant seating capacity is 260 and is restricted to 50% customer occupancy. The tables will be limited to six guests and spaced six feet apart,” Ragan said.
Guests whom RSVP’d for the original April 16 date will automatically be RSVP’d for this date.
Available seating remains for about 20 more guests. In all fairness, we will honor “first come, first serve” with the remaining seats, the news release said.
For guests’ safety and protection, hand sanitizer will be provided at several locations throughout the facility. The servers will be wearing masks and gloves. Anyone may wear a mask to the event, and fist-bumping is encouraged as opposed to handshaking. Understandably, anyone who does not feel entirely well is asked to not attend.
For reservations, please contact either Mike Ragan at (574) 265-1430, Marsha McSherry at (574) 491-4222, Steve Foster at (574) 527-5782 or Austin Rovenstine at (574) 551-3805.
The event was previously scheduled for April 16, but postponed over the governmental restrictions due to COVID-19.
Primary Day is June 2.