The Annual Free Watermelon Feed, co-hosted by the Republican Women of Newton County and the Newton County Republican Central Committee, will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. at Big Spring Park, 308 West Spring St., Neosho, MO 64850.
The Free Watermelon Feed is open to all Republicans. Ice cold watermelon, bottled water, and ice-cream made in Newton County by All Aboard Ice Cream Co. will be provided—free of charge (ice cream courtesy of Committee to Elect Ron Richard). All you need to bring are your lawn chairs, appetite, and friends & neighbors.
Missouri State Senator Ron Richard is the featured speaker. Additional guest speakers will be candidates seeking nomination as Republicans for Statewide Office in 2016. Republican candidates for
Missouri Governor: Randy Asbury, John Brunner, State Senator Bob Dixon, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder;
Lt. Governor: State Senator Mike Parson, Bev Randles;
Secretary of State: Jay Ashcroft, State Senator Will Kraus;
State Treasurer: State Senator Eric Schmitt; and
Attorney General: Joshua Hawley, State Senator Kurt Schaefer;have all confirmed attendance. Guest speakers will present in ballot/alphabetical order, subject to time keeper Judge Greg Stremel.
A presidential straw poll will be available to those in attendance. The presidential straw poll will serve as entry into a drawing for prizes. Featured prizes include 12 gauge and .22 ammunition. A separate drawing will be held for a picnic basket. The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Free Watermelon Feed.
In case of rain, the Free Watermelon Feed will be moved to the Lampo Building, 500 E Spring Street, Neosho, MO 64850 at 6:30 P.M.
Bring your lawn chairs, appetite, and friends & neighbors.