2016 Harvest Supper
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Thanks to all the 100-plus Sag Dems who turned out for our 2016 Harvest Supper, including our special guests Chellie Pingree and Janet Mills, not to mention our wonderful local candidates. Also a special thank you to our kitchen staff for a sumptuous dinner, to Peter Kent and his band, and all those who donated items to our Silent Auction. And now . . . on to victory in November.
2015 Harvest Supper
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About 100 Sag Dems gathered for delicious homemade food, mingled with our Democratic friends and local representatives, and enjoyed guilt-free shopping at our annual Harvest Supper and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 3rd. Phil Bartlett, Chair of the Maine Democratic Party was our guest speaker, and outlined the Dem’s goals for 2016.
The best of the best amateur chefs, including Laura Whatley, provided food and delicious entrees and salads that highlighted the bounty of Maine. Local businesses and artists also gave generously to make the Silent Auction exciting and rewarding for all attendees.
2015 Spring Social
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Sagadahoc Dems packed the West Bath Firehouse meeting room for the 2015 Spring Social on Sunday, May 3. Keynoter was Mike Tipping, author, progressive blogger and columnist, along with local State Reps Denise Depler, Jay McCreight, Jennifer DeChant as well as Sag County Sheriff Joel Merry.
Harvest Supper Draws Top Candidates, Great Food, Big CrowdThe Harvest Supper broke all attendance records and thanks are due to many individuals including:
The Southern Maine String Quartet: Michael Albert, violin; Eric Kawamoto, violin; Jeanie Wester, viola; and Jen Reber, cello.
Alison Freeman for use of her PA system and for adjusting the mike for each speaker.
Laura and Nick Whatley donated most of the produce for the dinner from their family’s organic farm in Topsham, helped set up the hall on Saturday night, and served food at the dinner. Laura also chopped onions and squash and celery and peppers at a produce prep party Friday morning. Cindy Zelinka of Bath and Janet Fogg of Topsham were also among the choppers and peelers and slicers on Friday.
Gail Eaton hosted that prep party in her kitchen, helped set up and clean up with her husband Bill and recruited other volunteers as chair of the Topsham Dems.
Susan Zimmerman, Gretta Wark, Susan Sorg, Greg Shea, and Susan Wygal joined the Saturday set up crew and Susan Z., Judy Stallworth and Beth Brewer finished up the decor with flower arrangements on the tables.
Dave Fluharty put out candidate signs on Sunday while his wife Linda Hjortland set up the Silent Auction with Becky Halbrook and GrettaWark (Meanwhile, Shelly Little, who had intended to help, searched for the Grange all over Topsham and ended up going home in frustration. (We’re so sorry Shelly and we thank you for the time and the intent!) Polly Shaw of Bath, Jane Scease of Topsham, and Sylvia Young of Phippsburg also solicited items for the auction. Wendy Everham joined the auction team for the final tally of results.
Juliana Cliffe, of Georgetown was in charge of the kitchen with her neighbors Barbara and Karen MacGillivary. Carolyn and Tom Church of Coveside B & B in Georgetown provided the wonderful apple-blueberry crisp. Topsham Dems Robin Brooks, Vanessa Bell, and Ruth Mlotek joined the Whatleys on the serving line.
Neil Shankman, Avery Meyers, Catherine Buotte and Gretta Wark supplied appetizers for the hungry horde. Ruth Wentzel and Susan Loebs assisted Treasurer Gretta Wark at the registration table. Bernie Wyman, a good Dem from the Bath Knights of Columbus and a City Council member handled the bar for us.
Last but not least, David Tudor manned the wash-by-hand dish operation with help from the kitchen crew and our field organizer staff: April Thibodeau; Laura Cyr; and Deena Metzler.
Many additional people pitched in to clean up, stack chairs, take down signs, load cars and help get all of us out of the hall and on our way home within an hour of the event’s end.
And a special thanks to our wonderful crop of candidates and elected officials: Mike Michaud, Chellie Pingree, Shenna Bellows, Seth Berry, Eloise Vitelli, Peter Kent, Jay McCreight, Denise Tepler and David Sinclair (due to a scheduling conflict, Alice Elliott could not attend).
WOW! What a team. Forgive me if I missed anybody in the long list of those volunteers who made this wonderful event possible. – Bronwen Tudor
Sag Dems Get Fired Up At Volunteer Briefing/DinnerOn Friday night, August 22, more than 50 pumped-up volunteers attended a special campaign briefing and dinner at the Bath HQ, ready to get-out-the-vote for Mike, Shenna and our local legislative candidates.
The election is just a few months away, and early voting starts in late September, so NOW is the time to volunteer your talents to motivate voters and elect our candidates. Please call 207-443-DEMS or e-mail Deena Metzler (firstname.lastname@example.org) to help put Maine back on track. Or just stop by our office at the Halcyon Yarn Building, 12 School St. in Bath.
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The town of Bath celebrated all things Irish and welcomed Spring during Bath Blarney Days! For this weekend the “City of Ships” became the “City of the Irish.”
Slide 1: State Representative Jennifer DeChant (left) and State Senator Eloise Vitelli lead the Sag Dems contingent at the Bath Saint Pat’s Day Parade, March 15, 2014.
Slide 2: Sag Dems out in force for the Bath Saint Pat’s Day Parade on March 15, 2014.
Gala Harvest Supper Kicks Off 2014 Victory CampaignThis year’s Harvest Supper and Silent Auction drew more than 130 happy and upbeat Democrats Sunday, October 20th, at the American Legion in Bath.
Congressman Mike Michaud brought the latest news from Washington and told us about his exciting campaign for Governor. Shenna Bellows was also on hand to talk about her decision to leave the Maine Civil Liberties Union and challenge Susan Collins for the U.S. Senate.
Our newest State Senator, Eloise Vitelli, and Representatives Seth Berry, Jennifer DeChant, Peter Kent, Bruce MacDonald and Andrew Mason offered their insights into the last legislative session and the outlook for the upcoming session.
Thanks so much to those who attended, our guest speakers and a special salute to the volunteers and auction donors who made it all happen.