HARDIN COUNTY - The Hardin County Republican Party will celebrate the attributes of Abraham Lincoln at its annual Lincoln Day dinner on March 10. Hardin County Republicans pay tribute to his vision and courage annually. This year's Hardin County celebration will focus on and honor Lincoln's legal heritage.

The new judge of the Hardin County Court of Common Pleas will be this year's featured speaker. This position, yet to be announced by Governor John Kasich, will be made public prior to the Lincoln Day remembrance. To help celebrate the appointment of the county's newest judge, Hardin County Republican Chairman Rob Radway has announced that several Court of Appeals Judges and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French will be honored guests.

The Lincoln Day dinner is an opportunity to talk with local, state, and federal elected officials. State Representative Robert Sprague and State Senator Cliff Hite will be in attendance, along with Hardin County's Congressman, US House of Representative Bob Latta. The event will be held at St. John's Church of Christ's Community Room, on Sunday, March 10 with the social time beginning at 6 p.m., and dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for this event are available from Central Committee chairman, Tom Wilcox, 419-675-2227; Executive Committee Chairman, Rob Radway, 937-464-7632; County Chairwoman, Sharon Sams, 419-673-0945, Hardin County Treasurer, Denise Althauser, 419-675-1140; Party Secretary, Sally Newfer, 937-464-3013; and Party Treasurer, Gerald Potter, 419-673-0511.