Abe Lincoln to appear at Fallon GOP dinner

Wally Earhart, who portrays the 16th president, is this year's guest spasker at the annual Lincoln Day dinner.

Wally Earhart, who portrays the 16th president, is this year's guest spasker at the annual Lincoln Day dinner.

Long-time Nevada resident Wally Earhart is taking this year’s Lincoln Day dinner guests down memory road on Saturday … to a time when Nevada became the 36th state in the Union in 1864 and the nation was engaged in a civil war.

Earhart, who portrays Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, performed at many events during Nevada’s sesquicentennial last year. He brings his yarns to the Fallon Convention Center as local Republicans and statewide GOP office holders mingle at the annual dinner.

Reservations are still being taken for the Valentine’s Day dinner. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner begins at 6;30 p.m. Congressman Mark Amodei will be the master of ceremonies. The event will also have the presentation of colors from Boy Scout Troop 1776.

Other activities include a live auction, a silent auction and gun raffle. Tastefully Yours/Courtyard will cater the dinner. Tickets are $50 each.

So far, statewide office holders confirmed to attend include Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Controller Ron Knecht and Treasurer Stan Schwartz. Ryan Cherry, chief of staff for Mark Hutchison, will attend in place of the lieutenant governor. No confirmations have been received from Sen. Dean Heller, Gov. Brian Sandoval or Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

Many of Churchill County’s Republican office holders are expected to attend as are Assembly Speaker of the House John Hambrick, State Sen. James Settelmeyer and District 38 Assemblywoman Robin Titus. Tom Grady, who did not seek re-election for the District 38 seat because of term limits, is also expected to attend.

For information, call Jim at 915-731-8100 or Sandy at 775-217-1872 or email ccrc@earthlink.net.

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