Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Democrats gather March 1 for Ross banquet

The Wyoming Democratic Party has announced details for the Nellie Tayloe Ross Dinner and Awards Banquet in Cheyenne. The theme for this year's event is, "A Celebration of Women in Government and Politics." It's scheduled for Saturday, March 1, at the Historic Plains Hotel in downtown Cheyenne, 1600 Central Ave. Among the featured guests will be Wyo. Gov. Dave Freudenthal and First Lady Nancy Freudenthal, and the keynote speaker this year is U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, the South Dakota Democrat who is the youngest woman serving in Congress.

To reserve your tickets for the events, call 1-800-729-3367 or register online at http://www.wyomingdemocrats.com/.

The WDP has reserved a block of rooms at the Plains for $70 a night ($80 for a parlor room). For further information or to reserve a room, contact the hotel at 307-638-3311.

Gov. Freudenthal, Mrs. Freudenthal, and Rep. Herseth Sandlin will attend a private reception prior to the dinner. Tickets for this exclusive event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Plains Hotel, are $100 a person.

The dinner itself will begin at 7 p.m., and tickets are $75 per person, or you and your group may choose one of the options offered for a table of eight.

FMI: Bill Luckett, WDP communications director, 307-631-7638.

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