FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Oconee County Democratic Committee will be busy before Christmas.
From 7-8 pm this Tuesday, November 15, there will be two grass roots organizing parties with a teleconference call from Chairman Howard Dean to unleash the 50 state strategy for 2006. City Council member Fred Johnson is hosting a party for his precinct in North High Shoals at his 1191 Falcon Ridge Drive home (706-769-2569). John and Barbara Stewart are also hosting an event at their home at 1301 Northwest Road in Northwest Woods subdivision (706-769-6842) in Watkinsville. On Tuesday, November 15, the Democratic National Committee is facilitating House Parties across the nation to kick-off our push to the elections in 2006. Hosts of National Organizing Kickoff meetings will have materials to run a briefing on our party-building efforts, the political landscape in your state and opportunities to take action locally.
The Oconee Democrats will be hosting their regular monthly meeting 7-8 pm Thursday, December 1st at the Board of Commissioners' chambers of the Oconee County Courthouse on Main Street. Bob McWilliams of Madison, GA will be making a 25 minute presentation about the Fair Tax. Discussion and final plans for the Christmas Parade will follow.
11 am Saturday, Dec. 3rd the Oconee County Democratic Committee, Young Democrats of Oconee County, Athens Academy and North Oconee HS, and the Blue Hat Ladies will participate in the Christmas Parade in a non-fossil fuel burning way. Committee members and their children will walk, bike, ride and skate down Barnett Shoals and Main Street in Watkinsville.
From 10 am to 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 10, the Oconee County Democratic Committee will lead a clean-up of the wetlands, playground, ball field and streams in Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville.
Becky Vaughn will play host to a holiday potluck gathering 7 - 8:30 Thursday, Dec. 15 at her home at 1030 Meriweather Drive in Bogart in Jennings Mill.
For more information, please call 706-769-1131.