Hanaway to be featured speaker

Catherine Hanaway

Catherine Hanaway

Missouri House Speaker Catherine Han-away, R-Warson Woods, will be the featured speaker at the Tesson Ferry Repub-lican Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Fund-Raiser.

Hanaway is the first woman in state history to be elected speaker of the House. She first was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1998.

Hanaway earned a law degree at Catholic University and worked in the law firm of Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel & Hetlage.

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., also could be in attendance at the event, which will take place Sunday, March 9, at the Royale Orleans Banquet Center, 2801 Telegraph Road.

A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.

Past speakers at this event have included: U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, Rams General Man-ager Charley Armey and David Limbaugh, brother of talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

The annual Carl Breihan Tesson Ferry Republican of the Year Award also will be presented during the fund-raiser.

The annual award goes to the person who, in the estimation of the selection committee, has contributed the most to the club’s success over the past year.

Money raised at this event is used to help fund the election campaigns of local Re-publican elected officials and office seekers.

The cost is $30 per person in advance or $35 per person at the door. Checks should be made payable to the Tesson Ferry Re-publican Club and mailed to George Winebright, 5355 Hamlin Court St. Louis, Mo. 63128.

For more information, call 487-7217 or 892-4255.