Democrats of Indian River to Hold Annual ‘Blue Gala’


Grand Harbor Country Club will be the setting Nov. 11 for the annual Blue Dinner Dance Gala, a night of dining, dancing and dedication to Democratic values. 

The Democrats of Indian River’s annual fund-raising formal will take place of on November 11 from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Democrats and friends will be celebrating an active year of progress for the local chapter which is striving to help working families and preserve Democratic principles in the county.   

The Gala will include a tribute to veterans, guest speaker, gourmet dinner, silent auction and dancing to the music of “Sisters of Soul.” Tickets may be purchased online at 

“The Gala will bring together committed Democrats from across the county to celebrate our accomplishments and re-commit ourselves to electing Democrats to office in 2018,” said Democratic Chair Kim Lorimier. “We welcome fellow Democrats and others who support our efforts to increase voter participation in our upcoming elections.”

Lorimier lauded the enthusiasm and leadership required to host such an event.  Silvia Cancio and Barbara Spelman are serving as co-coordinators for the Gala with the support of an enthusiastic committee.  Both chairs have proven track records in organizing charity fundraisers in Indian River County. 

Desmond Mead, president of the Florida Restoration Rights Coalition, will be the keynote speaker.  His non-partisan organization seeks to ensure that state residents convicted of non-violent felony offenses do not lose the right to vote once their debt to society is paid. Florida is one of only three states that strip all individuals with felony convictions of this civil right, an action that disproportionately impacts minorities.

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