Senator JD Vance talks at Lincoln Day Dinner


GREENVILLE – On Friday, Darke County Republicans hosted their Lincoln Day Dinner. They had sponsorships from Warren Davidson, Matt Huffman, Steve Huffman, Angie King, Rodney Creech, Johnathan Newman, Pohl Trucking, Tracy Tryon, Jim and Sherry Ward, Matt Aultman, Duane Morris, Classic Carriers, Steve Bruns, Darke County Republican Men’s Club, and Robert Hanseman. 

The Lincoln Day Dinner had a welcome from Katie DeLand, an invocation from Pastor Johnathan Newman, a presentation of colors from the Darke County Honor Guard, the pledge of allegiance led by Michael Osborne, and the National Anthem sung by Susan Manchester. 

Four schools also had government classes and programs in attendance at the dinner. These were Versailles, New Madison, Greenville, and Ansonia. 

There were also speakers throughout the night, including Keith Faber, Frank LaRose, Matt Aultman, and Bernie Moreno. The Keynote was given by JD Vance. 

While Senator Vance was meant to make an in-person appearance, he was called to Washington, DC. 

Fortunately for the event, a Zoom call was worked out so Vance could give his speech at the dinner. 

“I appreciate everyone being there and everything you do for the part,” Vance said. “I appreciate you a great deal. Darke County was very good to me, and I’m very grateful for that. It’s good to be with everybody, and I wish I was there in person. I actually was back home last night and earlier this morning, and they recalled us to DC to do some voting.”

Vance and many of the other speakers regarding the upcoming election, the policies they are working on, and the ideologies they promote.  

It was an exciting event for the Republican Party, and they are hopeful for the future.