Festival Days celebrators have two opportunities to look at politics during Festival Days this year on top of seeing candidates and officials in Saturday morning’s parade — a Democratic fundraising dinner Friday night and a Republican meet-and-greet the candidates barbecue Saturday afternoon.
The annual Democratic fundraiser, renamed the Pasma-Peck Dinner in honor of two Havre Democratic powerhouses, Jim Pasma and Rep. Ray Peck, starts Friday at 4:30 p. m. with a social hour at the Havre Eagles Club.
After the prime rib dinner is served at 5:30, attendees will hear from local candidates and from lieutenant governor candidate Gen. John Walsh, state commissioner of securities and insurance Monica Lindeen and Secretary of State Linda McCulloch.
The cost to attend the fundraiser is $25.
The Republican barbecue is set for 1 p. m. to 3 p. m. Saturday in Pepin Park. Along with local candidates, Rep. Derek Skees, R-Whitefish, who is challenging Lindeen’s bid for re-election, will attend.