2 speakers set for meeting of Democrats

FERDINAND — The Eighth District Democrat Congressional candidate and the director of Community Initiatives for Indiana University Rural Outreach will be the featured speaker and the special guest of the DuCoDem Party’s meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday,  Feb. 6, St. Benedict’s Brew Works on the grounds of the Monastery, 860 E. 10th St.

This is the first meeting the DuCoDem Party has had in more than two years.

Speaker Thomasina Marsili is unchallenged and the presumptive Eighth District Democratic Congressional nominee. Ms. Marsili will speak about the issues in her 2020 campaign against incumbent, Larry Buschon (R-Evansville). The filing deadline for all local, state, federal party offices for primaries is Friday, Feb. 7.

Marsili will answer questions as well as dine with the attendees. She was born and raised in Spencer County and is an educator with Ivy Tech at the IU campus. Marsili also is the president and owner of The Broom Tree LLC, a life coach and psychological self-help service. A graduate of Marion College with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, she is a member of Stonewall Democrats’ board of directors. Marsili was the Democratic candidate for State Representative in 2018.

Special guest Janet Rummel is no stranger to Dubois County. As director for Indiana University’s Rural Outreach programs, she helped Huntingburg schools with art and music programs through the IU Jacob School of Music. One example is appearance of IU’s “Singing Hoosiers in Concert” set for 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Southridge High School in Huntingburg. Rummel wants to help all Dubois County with not only arts and education, but land, water, food, and health. At First Thursday, she will preview her current work on breast cancer, especially in Latino women, and return later next month for a full program.

The Brew House serves beer, wine and soft drinks. The meal will be pizza, salad, lemonade and tea at $8 per person. There is a cash bar.

The new DuCoDem Party will hold First Thursday meetings each month at similar venues to the Brew Works. First Thursday meetings will be public and rotate between Ferdinand, Huntingburg and Jasper each quarter through January 2021.

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