Demo­cratic din­ner to be held Satur­day

The Covington News - - Local - EL­IZ­A­BETH PARK news@cov­news.com

The New­ton and Rock­dale County Demo­cratic Par­ties will host the in­au­gu­ral Jef­fer­son- Jack­son Din­ner at 6 p. m. at the Ge­or­gia Pied­mont Tech­ni­cal Col­lege on Satur­day, Aug. 4.

State rep­re­sen­ta­tive Stacey Abrams and Con­gress­man John Lewis will speak at the event.

From 6 to 7 p. m., the silent auc­tion will take place. Then, at 7 p. m., the din­ner pro­gram will start.

Civic en­gage­ment, life­time achieve­ment and the community ser­vice awards will be given in the pro­gram, and Con­gress­man Lewis will have a book sign­ing of his book Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vi­sion for Change.

“This is a fundrais­ing event. We are rais­ing money for our Demo­cratic can­di­dates’ elec­tions in Novem­ber,” Sarah Todd, chair­man of the New­ton County Demo­cratic Party said.

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