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Fundraiser-Mars Hill Democrats & Friends

This comes from Jim Goode, Precinct Chair–Thinking ahead, our precinct will need money to reach all the people in our community who will need to vote in order to make the changes this country sorely needs.

To begin our fundraising efforts, we are holding a raffle of an iconic quilt, crafted in the 1930s. Measuring 60 by 80 inches, this quilt was made in Virginia or West Virginia during the New Deal, a sign I hope foretells coming changes in our country. I am both grateful and thrilled that Cheryl Williams made this most generous donation. (I have attached three photos of the quilt.)

Because of COVID 19, we must hold the raffle at a distance.

If you want a chance to own this quilt, tickets are $5.00. Checks are to be made out to Madison County Democrats.  The money, however, will be set aside for the Mars Hill precinct. Please mail your check to Mars Hill Democrats and Friends, PO Box 1924, Mars Hill, NC 28754. When sending the money you should also include your occupation, address, and phone number on a separate note so the money can be recorded as a donation. If you include your email address, I will let you know when I’ve received your donation.

The drawing will take place in August…a perfect time for a lucky person to win this symbol of our coming Democratic victory.

The proceeds from the raffle will mostly be used for printing expenses and to reach out to both Democrats and Independents. With enough funds, I hope to make contact with 2,000 people during the election season.  People must be informed of all the candidates we support, and be given important information on how to vote safely, including how to pursue the option of absentee voting.  If you are so inclined, sending a book of stamps along with a check would be much appreciated.

 I hope we will all take a stand for the better angels of our country to rise up. We have much work to do, but I’m confident that our community will do our part in the challenging months ahead.

Jim Goode – Precinct Chair.


Madison County Women Dems 
to celebrate the
100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment.
 Tuesday, August 18 @ 7:00 pm
 Madison County Courthouse.
This is not a political event but rather a celebratory event affecting all women regardless of all political persuasions. The Women Dems will be wearing white adorned with yellow flowers to honor the work of the suffragettes. They will carry signs encouraging voting or commemorating an ancestor from that
era. Participants are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Get in the spirit and dress accordingly!
Please join them! 
This is too important an event to let pass without recognition.

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