A Friend of McHenry County Blog who attended last Thursday night’s Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee in Algonquin sent in the following description of the event, plus photos.
The Algonquin Township Republicans hosted a well-attended “Red Carpet Gala” Fundraiser at the Savour in Downtown Algonquin on January 28th.
It was organized by Chris Yaeger, Chairman of Algonquin Township, and Christina Myers, Precinct Committeeman in Algonquin.
It was a packed house with about 80 people in attendance.
Chris Yaeger, the Chairman of the Algonquin Township Republicans, reported that the fundraiser raised just over $6,400.
He stated that this money will be vital in helping the Precinct Committeemen send endorsement letters to the 8,674 Republican households in Algonquin Township.
In total, there were 20 sponsors and the event was attended by many of McHenry County’s leaders including:
- State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi
- Sheriff Bill Prim
- County GOP Chairman Sandra Salgado
- State’s Attorney candidate Pat Kenneally
- Coroner Anne Majewski
The scheduled speakers included Demetri Tsilimigras, Candidate for McHenry County Circuit Court Judge, Daniel McConchie, Candidate for State Senate, 26th District, and Former Congressman Joe Walsh.
State Senate candidate Martin McLaughlin also attended
There was a surprise guest speaker – Congressman Peter Roskam who decided last minute to attend.
Roskam discussed his experiences with Hillary Clinton while servicing on the Select Committee on Benghazi.
He pled with the attendees to do all they can to make sure that the next President of the United States is a Republican.
The event included a Republican backdrop where attendees were able to take pictures.
Attendees stayed until well after 9 PM – the event’s official end time.