What a supper!
Many of the counties in the 13th District celebrate with food and drink, choosing to fellowship while meeting. Sometimes, the county event combines a ticket price with a meal which makes common-sense to conservatives. More on that later.
On St. Patrick’s Day 2015, the Vance County GOP gathered on Pool Rock Road in north Henderson to hold its annual precinct meetings and county convention. The setting is serene. Drive north of I-85 more than 8 miles, turn right and meander down a road toward the lake. It’s called Kerr Lake for those in NC, but called Lake Gaston for those in VA. Either name, it’s very close to being in another state.
The crowd gathered as the sun slowly set, the charcoal burned hot as the hotdogs readied for grilling, and the dessert/sides were assembled inside on the counter. Yum, yum, yum.
The special guest speaker, Virginia Galloway (ironically from Georgia) of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, arrived from the interstate.
Someone got down to grilling the hot dog supper, while others frantically called for the onions. Apparently, someone left the onions at home. You know, you can’t have hotdogs without onions.
There was a delicious line of sides, including pasta salad, slaw, chili, and chips. The desserts were tasty too.
Chairman Don Kohl donned (yes, I did say that) a green hat in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, so he didn’t get pinched.
After a nice sit-down conversation, the chairs were rearranged, and the business got underway.
Once the convention business was done, Virginia gave an inspirational speech about how to engage volunteers, and questions were answered about how to improve the Vance GOP operation. I would like to thank the Vance GOP for all the hard work in an uphill environment.
Congratulations to 2015 officers: Don Kohl, Chair Dwight Frazier, Vice-Chair Jacque Esslinger, Treasurer Craig Clodfelter, Secretary.
The pleasant hospitality afforded by the hot dog supper set the right tone for all those in attendance. Mustard, ketchup, and relish please!