Saturday night the McHenry County Republican Party held its Lincoln Day Dinner.
Current McHenry County College student and founder of the Turning Point USA Chapter at MCC, Alec Stone, had the “honor and privilege” of introducing Charlie Kirk to the packed room at D’Andrea’s Banquets in Crystal Lake.
Kirk asked the crowd to join him in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Stone, who was celebrating his 19th birthday on Saturday.
This will probably go down as one of Stone’s most memorable birthdays and one with the largest crowd.
GOP candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, Mike Buehler (front) hosted – among others – Illinois State Chairman Tim Schneider.
When Buehler was introduced, he received a standing ovation.
Another table had County Clerk Joe Tirio, Candidate for 52nd District State Rep., Marty McLaughlin, County GOP Vice Chair and County Board member Chuck Wheeler, Chairman Diane Evertsen, County GOP Secy. Karen Tirio, Dunham Township Committeeman Tyler Wilke, Kane County Chairman Ken Shepro, Guest Keynote Speaker Charlie Kirk, Founder of Turning Point USA.
American Legion Post 491 Honor Guard Michael Wisniewski, US Army & Navy Veteran Lee Lexow, John Cherone & Jimmy Martinez, US Army Veterans, enter the event for posting of our colors.
GOP County Chairman Diane Evertsen and event MC, State Senator Craig Wilcox, addressed the crowd.
Wilcox brought forward information relative to legislation being planned in Springfield and an appeal for constituents to stay in contact with their elected representatives both here locally and in DC.
Evertsen noted the large number of events the Republicans have had over the past year and plans for the upcoming season.
New participants are always welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.
Two local chapters of Turning Point USA had students in attendance at the GOP event.
High school students from Marian Central Catholic formed a great contingent, as did the McHenry County College students.
The local McHenry County Republican Party appreciates the eagerness these students show in participating in elections and promoting candidates who share Republican values.
Jim Oberweis presented Kirk with a donation in support of Turning Point USA which promotes smaller government, free markets and personal responsibility.