MOUNT VERNON — In earlier years, election time brought many to the town square to listen to what political candidates and organization leaders had to say. Just about anyone who could find a soapbox or a stump could step up and speak his or her mind on the issues of the day; and the public was free to express opinions, ask questions and get an answer or two.
Join John Chidester, moderator and library executive director, for a special Brown Bag Chat, “The Great American Soapbox,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St.
The program will include a special election time roundtable and old-fashioned “soapbox” talk with representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties and independents as they answer questions from the public, and share insight on issues and events that will inevitably affect every American.
The program is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 740-392-BOOK (2665), ext. 243; visit www.knox.net; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on October 5, 2012