Here’s how you can help the Mercer County Republicans and win 2 free tickets to Lincoln Dinner

Mercer County Republican’s Lincoln Dinner is fast coming up. This year’s Lincoln Dinner will be held September 9 at the Aledo VFW. Would you like to win two free tickets? Watch our Facebook page for details.

Today, here’s how you can help the Mercer County Republicans:

1. We invite you to attend the Lincoln Dinner. Tickets are $20 each, and you can obtain those from Barb Chiles (309-292-0231), Jay Doherty (309-737-9199), at the Bob Vickrey Agency in Aledo, or from any precinct committeeman. Please help us by selling tickets to your friends and family.

2. Volunteer to donate a dessert for our Dessert Auction. We need 5 more desserts.

Thanks so much for being a part of this year’s Mercer County Republican Lincoln Dinner and for your continued support for accountability and liberty.


Mercer County Republicans
Jay Doherty, Chair
Linda Sarabasa, Vice-Chair
Greg Larson, Treasurer
Laurie Bluedorn, Secretary



Will you be coming to the pie auction?

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We need one more pie (or fancy dessert) donation for the 2015 Mercer County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Pie Auction. Can you help?


This year’s Mercer County Lincoln Day Dinner will be a little different

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Come celebrate with us the great things which HAVE happened and are YET to happen in Mercer County. Mercer County Republicans will be holding their 75th annual Lincoln Day Dinner and fundraiser at the VFW in Aledo on March 14th.

Tickets may be purchased for $25. The doors open at 5 pm, which begins the social hour cash bar and music. Be sure to visit the candy buffet created for those with a sweet tooth. The celebrated VFW roast beef dinner is served at 6 pm. The improvisational group Guys in Ties will provide special entertainment and Mercer County Board Chairman (and Republican Party Chairman) Brian Anseeuw will give a brief message on the Condition of the County. After dinner, auctioneer Patty Saltzman will auction off the specially selected and delectable homemade pies and desserts and gift baskets. Tickets are $1 each for the raffle on a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln.

Contact info:

Address: Mercer County Republicans, P.O. Box 51, Aledo, IL 61231
Web site:
Phone: 309-912-5141
Email: lauriebluedorn @


Lincoln Day Dinner Fast Approaching

The 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner is fast approaching (March 14). This is the major fund-raising event for the Mercer County Republicans and has been held every year since 1941. Help support conservative values and be a part of getting Mercer County back on track by attending and/or donating to this dinner.

We have several opportunities for you to help.

1. Buy a ticket to the dinner. Tickets are $25. All attendees get to enjoy a delicious roast beef dinner served by the Aledo VFW. Contact your precinct committeeman or mail your check to us and we’ll get the tickets to you. Mercer County Republicans, PO Box 51, Aledo, IL 61231.


2. Buy advertising in the Lincoln Day Dinner program. Ads start at $25. Contact Joe Vann

3. Donate a pie/dessert. You will definitely not want to miss the Pie Auction during the Lincoln Day Dinner. Twelve specially selected and delectable homemade pies/desserts will be auctioned off with the help of an auctioneer. Call or email Laurie Bluedorn


4. We need several items which can be used for door prizes.

5. This year we’ll have a candy table. We need $200 to put this table together, & attendees can purchase a bag of candy for $10. Email Laurie Bluedorn if you would like to donate money for the candy table.

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6. Buy a raffle ticket for the Abraham Lincoln bust. This beautiful bronze bust will be raffled off at our Lincoln Day Dinner. If you are unable to attend, but would still like a chance, the tickets are $1 apiece. Make your checks out and mail to Mercer County Republicans, PO Box 51, Aledo, IL 61231.