Sen. Carl Levin to speak at Montcalm County Democrat dinner Saturday


By Cory Smith • Last Updated 10:26 am on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sen. Carl Levin

SHERIDAN — Before Sen. Carl Levin leaves the United States Senate in his final term after more than 30 years of service as the longest-serving senator in Michigan’s history,  he’ll be making at least one final local appearance.

The Montcalm County Democrats will welcome Levin to the 8th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner on Saturday, along with State House Rep. Brandon Dillon, D-Grand Rapids, to be a featured guest speaker at the fundraising event.

“I had been working to get Carl to come since November of last year and we are thrilled he has accepted and will be joining us on Saturday,” event organizer Nancy Jeffrey said.

The event is at the VFW Hall Post 5065 at 209 Washington St. in Sheridan and will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an hour of time to socialize.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 with Levin and Dillon speaking afterward.

According to Jeffrey, Levin will be speaking on the topic of the $85 million in sequester cuts that were passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

Dillon will be speaking on the recent right-to-work legislation passed by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2012.

The event, which will also feature a silent auction, 50-50 raffle and door prices, is open to the public.

Ticket prices are $25 per person with a sponsor table of eight seats set at $250.

Call Deanna Porter at (616) 831-5787 or email deannajo39@yahoo.com for more information.

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