The Schuylkill County Republican Committee announced Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will serve as the keynote speaker at their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on February 20. The dinner is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Pottsville Club, 201 S. 26th St.

Other notable attendees include State Senator Dave Argall, State Reps. Jerry Knowles and Mike Tobash, County Commissioners Frank Staudenmeier and George Halcovage, along with other county and local elected officials.

County Republican Chairman Gary Bender said the annual dinner is a unique opportunity to hear from state and local GOP elected officials.

"Our annual Lincoln Day Dinner allows us to hear from our state and local Republicans as well as prospective candidates," Bender said, "A lot of hard work goes into this annual event to make it a success and it really shows each year."

Individuals interested in attending this year's dinner can purchase a ticket by calling the Republican Headquarters at 622-1540.