The Oxford County Democrats will welcome Democratic candidates who have announced for Governor in the 2010 election, as well as several in the exploratory phase, at their Summer BBQ and Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The event will be held at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Leadership Center on Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond.

County Democratic Chair Cathy Newell announced that the Oxford County Democrats expect former Maine Attorney General and House Speaker Steve Rowe, Rosa Scarcelli of Portland, Rep. Dawn Hill of Cape Neddick, as well as Senate President Libby Mitchell and Commissioner of Economic and Community Development John Richardson, to attend. Maine Democratic Party Chair Marianne Stevens and House Majority Whip Seth Berry are among the party leaders who are planning to attend. “We are looking forward to conversation with our guests and to honoring our own legislative and county office holders,” Newell stated. “Our annual BBQ is a great time for Democrats to enjoy a traditional summer event and a wonderful kickoff to the many activities leading up to the 2010 election year.”

The wonderful facilities of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Leadership Center are open to attendees, including excellent swimming in a classic Maine lake, use of canoes and kayaks complete with PFD’s, hiking trails. Those planning to swim. boat or hike may arrive anytime after 11 AM. The program will begin with a Meet & Greet Social Time at 1, followed by a cookout lunch at 2:00 served in the dining hall. There will be an introduction of guests and recognition of office-holders following the meal.

Tickets are $20 per person including the meal and donation to the Oxford County Democrats. Tickets for children under 10 are $5. To reserve tickets call 875-2116 or e-mail [email protected]

Calendar Announcement

Sunday, August 30: Summer BBQ and Family Fun Day sponsored by Oxford County Democrats. University of Maine 4-H Camp and Leadership Center, Bryant Pond. 1-4 PM. Meet and Greet with Candidates for Governor; BBQ lunch and program. Tickets ($20; under 10, $5) available by calling 875-2116.

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