The Aurora Republican Women’s Pig Roast, to be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, will serve as the backdrop for the inaugural presentation of the “Charlotte T. Reid Women of the Year Award.” The award is given to women who show exemplary dedication to their community through political service. This year’s awards will be given to Penny Cameron and Penny Falcon.
The Pig Roast will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cool Acres Park, off Route 25 in Aurora.
“I know that my mother would be honored to have an award in her name given to women who have worked so diligently for the Republican Party,” said Pat Lindner, retired State Representative, upon hearing of the award. “As you know, when Mother went to Congress in 1963 there were very few women elected, so she made it a point to always encourage women to get involved. The two women who you will honor have worked tirelessly for years and are most deserving of this award. I have had the pleasure of working with both of them and they have always been stellar volunteers.”
Cameron served 24 years on the Kane County Board and the Kane County Forest Preserves. She was active in the National Association of Counties (NACo), where she chaired the Workforce Steering Committee and, as chairman, was instrumental in the passage of The Workforce Investment Act.
A former precinct committeeman, she has served as Kane County Republican Chairwoman and President of the Fox Valley Republican Women’s Council.
Falcon, a business analyst for Nicor Services, is in her first term as 1st Vice President of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women. She has served as secretary of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois, and treasurer of the local chapter. Falcon also has served on the executive board of the Aurora Township Republican Central Committee.
Falcon attended the 2008 Republican National Convention as an alternate delegate. She is the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter, Kane County Trunk, which is distributed to Republicans throughout the county. She is on the core team for the Illinois Victory Center in Geneva, and is on the RNC Coalitions Team.
Both Penny Cameron and Penny Falcon serve on the board of directors of the Aurora Republican Women’s Organization.
Keynote speaker for the riverside event is Nancy Brady, wife of gubernatorial candidate, Bill Brady. Nancy will give attendees a glimpse of the man behind the politician, as she speaks from the heart about her husband.
Nancy and Bill met at college, and married just after graduation. A working mom, Nancy now serves as business manager for a part of the Brady family business, Brady Homes.
With two cancer survivors in her family, Nancy has served as a member of the Susan G. Komen board, is an active member of the foundation for the Bloomington Public Library, and recently served on the board of her local YWCA.
Nancy will be joined by 14th Congressional District candidate Randy Hultgren, and state candidates Judy Baar Topinka and Steve Kim. Several local candidates will be in attendance, as well.
Tickets for the event are per person; for a family, and include beverages, roast pork and the trimmings. Cool Acres Park is off Route 25, north of Indian Trail in Aurora.
To order tickets, email Penny Falcon at email@example.com or call 630-254-8291.
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