A GOOD CAUSE, 1730-STYLE
Let us journey to the verdant Virginia countryside to peek at a fundraiser who provides much needed funds for local students. Reagan historian and best-selling author Craig Shirley will host a gracious event Saturday in a grand, Georgia-style manor home that was built in 1730.
Local restaurants, wineries and ale-makers have donated fine goodies for the event, which benefits Rappahannock Community College; these folks have raised about $800,000 so far for their cause, and plan to continue. Ladies, meanwhile, are encouraged to wear hats of the fabulous variety in a nod to the Preakness. And of course, there’s a little politics thrown in.
“We are also auctioning off signed books by Newt Gingrich, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, John Meacham and some guy named Craig Shirley,” Mr. Shirley advises Inside the Beltway.
He is the author of four significant books on Ronald Reagan and his presidency, along with “December 1941” and “Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative.”