Republican Party Picnic is today


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The Alaska Republican Party summer picnic starts this evening at 6 pm at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. The event will feature the politico band called “Spank the Dog,” with Paul Fuhs, vocals and guitar, John Bitney, guitar and vocals, Miles Baker, drums and percussion, and special guest appearances by Dan Saddler and  Chuck Kopp.

As for candidates, you can meet more than 27 of them, as they have booked up all the side tables.

In addition to free hot dogs, you’ll find food trucks on site, including the Lisa Murkowski for Senate Mobile HQ food truck with free otter pops.

Others include actual food, so check out Del Real Kitchen’s food truck, for  mostly Mexican cuisine; and the Pikiniki food truck for an Asian fusion meal.

The Anchorage Young Republicans are in charge of the entire event and they promise free activities for kids.

They’ll also announce the winner of the raffle – 70,000 Alaska Airline miles and a week’s stay in the Grand Mayan Resort in Puerto Vallarta, valued at $9,300. Tickets, $10, are available from Ryan McKee, 907-841-3274. Tickets will also be available for sale at the picnic.