Franklin County Democrats’ Seventh Annual Mel Carnahan Supper Sept. 16


The Franklin County Democrat Club will host its Seventh Annual Mel Carnahan Supper and Democrat Roundup, Saturday, Sept.16, from 6-10 p.m., at the Union Knights of Columbus Hall, Union, MO.

Current and former state and county officials will be in attendance.

The primary goal of the Franklin County Democratic Club is electing Democrats who support working people.

The Carnahan Supper is the club’s most important fundraiser. It is a place for Democrats from across Missouri to gather and exchange news and ideas, as well as a venue to meet county, state and national candidates.


Tickets are $25 each or $250 for a table of 10.

To save on postage, tickets will be held at the door, unless otherwise directed.

Make checks payable to the Franklin County Democrat Club and mail to: Tod DeVeydt, 217 East West Road, Sullivan, MO 63080.


This year the club is also hosting a training seminar put on by the Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) in anticipation of the 2018 election season and beyond. The training seminar is $15, or $40 for dinner and training. For a $10 donation, your name can be included in the Carnahan Supper event program showcasing “Friends of the Club.”

Topics for the seminar and the presenters are:

• Communicating Effectively – Sam Newton, MDP press secretary,

• Mastering Social Media – Claire Salzman, MDP digital director.

• Voter Database – Michael Ousley MDP director of data, analytics and finance.


Advertising rates for the event program are as follows:

• Full page – $125 (includes two free dinner tickets).

• Half page – $60.

• Quarter page – $25.

This year, the club is also offering special recognition in the program for sponsors at the following levels:

• Gold – $500.

• Silver – $250.

• Bronze – $100.

• Friend of the Club – $10.

The deadline for advertising is Aug. 31.

To purchase tickets, send artwork and/or copy or for more information contact: Mary Jo Straatmann at or call 636-584-3125 or Tod DeVeydt at or call 573-860-2320.

The Franklin County Democrat Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hardee’s restaurant at 300 US Highway 50 E, Union, MO.


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