Erika Harold to Speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

October 12, 2017

The 2018 Lincoln Day Dinner Co-Chairmen, Judy Shafer and Debbie Smith are pleased to announce that Erika Harold, candidate for Illinois Attorney General, has confirmed she will speak at the 2018 Marion County Lincoln Day Dinner. Ms. Harold is also a former Miss Illinois and Miss America 2003.

“We are excited to announce that we have Erika Harold confirmed to speak at our 69th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner where our theme is Honoring Women Leaders in the Republican Party,” said Judy Shafer, Lincoln Day Dinner Co-Chairman.

“Not only is Erika Harold a former Miss America, but she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Illinois and Harvard Law graduate with a focus on Constitutional law. She will make a great Attorney General for the people of Illinois.”

The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the American Legion in Centralia with a reception from 5:30-6:30 and Dinner/Program from 6:30-8:00pm. Tickets will be $25 each or $40 for a couple and a special student ticket for $10.

“With the dinner in Centralia this next year, we anticipate that residents in neighboring counties like Jefferson, Washington and Clinton will be able to attend and hear from one of the leaders coming up in the next generation,” added Dinner Co-Chairman Debbie Smith.

For more information about the dinner and sponsorships, please contact Judy Shafer at, Deb Smith at, or Program Chairman Mark Decker at