red-white-blue-picnicOWENSBORO, Ky. (8/21/14) — US Senator Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will headline the 2014 Red, White & Blue Picnic this Tuesday, Aug. 26 on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse.

The non-partisan event, sponsored by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 5 p.m., with the candidates taking the stage around 5:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by AT&T, and will provide a free meal to the first 300 attendees. In addition to the US Senate race, current Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer will speak on behalf of Congressman Brett Guthrie.

Apollo Air Force ROTC will provide the Presentation of the Colors, the National Anthem will be sung by the Owensboro Middle School Choir, and My Old Kentucky Home will be played by Mary Ellen Hayden to kick-off the picnic.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and family to the picnic on the lawn. In addition to the free meal, cooked by the Daviess County Cattleman’s Association, the We Are Downtown Inc. merchants will have food available along Second Street, and several non-profit members of the chamber will sell lemonade, funnel cakes, popcorn and more.

Street closures in advance and throughout the event include:

  • At 1 p.m. – St. Ann Street between Second and Third Street

  • At 4 p.m. – Second Street between Allen Street and Frederica Street

  • At 4 p.m. – Northbound Frederica Street from Third to Second Street

The non-partisan event is being touted as a family event, designed to engage the community in the electoral process. While no heckling of the candidates will be tolerated at the event, and artificial noisemakers are prohibited, supporters of each party and candidates are able to carry signs, and encourage their candidate with supportive cheers and applause. Please note that no yard signs can be put in the grounds of the courthouse lawn, but signage and paraphernalia may be handed out.

“Federal race candidates will have five minutes to speak, state candidates will have four minutes to speak, and county and city candidates will have three minutes each to speak,” said Amy Jackson, President and CEO of the Chamber. “The challenger in any race will speak first, with the incumbent speaking second, and we will start with the US Senate race.”

Candidates confirmed to speak include:

US Senate Race

  • Senator Mitch McConnell

  • KY Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

Second District US Representative:

  • KY Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer for Congressman Brett Guthrie

  • Ron Leach

House District 7:

  • State Representative Suzanne Miles

  • John Warren

House District 12:

  • State Representative Jim Gooch

  • Dianne Burns Mackey

House District 13:

  • State Representative Jim Glenn

  • Alan Braden

House District 14:

  • State Representative Tommy Thompson

  • Marian Turley County

Commissioner, Eastern Division

  • Mike Koger

  • James O’Brien

County Commissioner, Western Division

  • Commissioner George Wathen

  • Jim Murphy

Property Valuation Administrator:

  • PVA Administrator Rachel Pence Foster

  • Michael Harris

Owensboro City Commission:

  • Mayor Pro Tem Deborah Nunley

  • Former PVA Sandy Dawdy speaking for City Commissioner Pam Smith-Wright

  • City Commissioner Jeff Sanford

  • City Commissioner Bob Glenn

  • Joseph Martin

  • James Terry Stinson

  • Reggie Helm
For more information about the event, please contact the chamber at (270) 926-1860.

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