Independence Day weekend, Part II

July 6, 2010

(Follow the events of our Independence Day weekend with us here on the blog, and also via Twitpics on our Twitter feed and in our Facebook photo albumsSee our post for Part I here.  Happy Independence Day!)

The rigors of the campaign trail frequently leave us skipping meals while jumping from one town to another.  Fortunately, this was not the case on Independence Day morning.  Our campaign team was lucky enough to start the day off with a breakfast hosted by the Highland Engine Fire Company No. 1 in Cornwall.  We shared coffee and conversation with Cornwall Councilwoman Mary Beth Greene-Kraft and Town Clerk Elaine Schneer and left ready to tackle the rest of the day’s events.

Nan with West Point history professor Rob McDonald

Nan with Prof. Rob McDonald of West Point

Our team moved on next to the Independence Day Festival in Cornwall. We were met by our friend and West Point history professor Rob McDonald, who showed us around and introduced us to a bunch of new friends.  We visited Sands-Ring Homestead, a landmark dating back to the mid-18th century, which left us ready for a renewal of the founding principles that made our nation the greatest in the world.


Sunday in the Park with friends old and new!

June 28, 2010

Nan Hayworth speaks
Nan rouses the crowd

Edward Ryan’s Memorial Park in Kent was full of Nan Hayworth supporters Sunday at a barbecue event, with good food, good entertainment, and good company.  Kudos to Corrinne and Joe DiVestea for brilliantly managing the logistics and for doing the huge amount of legwork to set everything up; to master chefs Lou Tartaro, Lana Cappelli, Karl Rohde, and Jack Hufnagel for manning the hot grills; and to the Young Voters and our other volunteers for covering the tables.  The sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, and Caesar salad, among other dishes and an array of desserts, were a terrific lunch for more than 80 guests (including one surprise guest!).

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