August 16, 2008 [LINK / comment]

GOP BBQ in Waynesboro

The Augusta County Republican Women's auxiliary group held their annual barbecue dinner fundraiser in Waynesboro yesterday. State Senator Emmett Hanger and Delegate Ben Cline spoke briefly. Scott Sayre, who recently became vice-chairman of the Republican Sixth District, was there as well, along with several campaign workers for Bob Goodlatte (U.S. House incumbent) and Jim Gilmore (U.S. Senate candidate). Attendance was very good, as was the food and the music. A bluegrass quartet was followed by a father-and-son duo, providing great entertainment.

As usual, the barbecue was held at the Woodmen of the World building. The Woodmen are a fraternal organization founded in 1890 that offers life insurance and other social benefits for its members. Here's a good slogan for them: Woodmen of the World -- You have nothing to lose but your chainsaws! smile

Aug Co GOP women's BBQ

Vickie Parkinson (far left) and Alice Chambers (far right) were among the women's group members who worked hard to prepare and serve the fine food to the guests.

Hangers, Holly, Judy, Steve at BBQ

Judy Wyatt, Steve Kijak, Emmett and Sharon Hanger, and Holly Herman.

Cline, Alice, Hanger at BBQ

Del. Ben Cline (foreground) and Sen. Emmett Hanger (background) chatted with their constituents. Alice Chambers is on the left.

Goodlatte helps vets

Rep. Goodlatte met with Armed Forces veterans in Weyer's Cave this past week, talking about legislation he has submitted that would increase veterans' benefits. One immediate measure is that an outpatient clinic for veterans will open in Staunton in the next few weeks. This meeting was part of a Veterans' Service Fair. See