The ACDP sponsored a fundraiser for Barbara McLachlan, our State Representative. She will be running for reelection in 2018 and wants to jump start her campaign. The event was held at the beautiful home of Sally High and Jerry Smith. In addition to a nice social hour, the lively discussion lasted well over an hour. We just found out that over $1,500 was contributed by participants. Thanks to Sally and Jerry and to the participants who donated food and funds. Those who couldn’t make the event can still contribute to Barbara. Just send a check to The Committee to Elect Barbara McLachlan, PO Box 2341, Durango CO 81302. Contributions to state candidates are limited to $400 in an election cycle. If you donate more than $100, please note your occupation and employer as required by the state.
The Dems July 4th activities were a resounding success. The float decorating party at the home of John Egan and Kate Smock attracted 15 helpers who enjoyed beverages and pizza. Thanks to Sue Yalom for the pizza. As before, the picnic on the 4th was held under wonderful shade trees at the home of Mamie Lynch on Hermosa St., right at the end of the parade route Over 75 people attended and enjoyed a meal of pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and a variety of other salads and desserts, along with beer and soft drinks. Thanks to Sue Yalom for once again coordinating the activities and to all of those who donated food, as well as those who helped setup and clean up. In addition to the fun and camaraderie, we raised nearly $400 for the party treasury!