The twenty-second annual Clinton Day Dinner, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Clark County, will be Saturday, August 12 at the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom at Henderson State University.
The twenty-second annual Clinton Day Dinner, sponsored by the Democratic Party of Clark County, will be Saturday, August 12 at the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom at Henderson State University. With a theme of “Respond. Refocus. Rebuild.” the dinner will feature keynote speaker, John Brummett, a columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction. Table decorations will feature donated items for Clark County school districts’ backpack programs. This program provides food, school supplies, and personal toiletry items for homeless students in grades K-12. Dinner attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food or personal toiletry item to add to the donations.
John Brummett, a native of Little Rock, has worked for over forty years for Arkansas newspapers, starting at age sixteen as a sports writer for the Arkansas Democrat. He was a columnist for the Gazette, and an editor for the Arkansas Times.
In 1994, his book, High Wire: From the Back Roads to the Beltway, the Education of Bill Clinton, was published by Hyperion of New York City. After over ten years of writing for what is now Stephens Media, he rejoined the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as a local news columnist. He has won several state, regional and national awards for commentary from the Association of State Capitol Reporters and Editors.
In 2014, he was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame, with former Governor Mike Beebe making the presentation and calling Brummett “85 percent Labrador retriever and 15 percent pit bull.” Brummett is a popular political commentator and well known for his insight on Arkansas politics.
Tickets are $35.00 and table sponsorship for $280 for eight places are now available. Please call (870) 464-1096 or (870) 403-2880 for tickets or for additional items.