(Republican News of Marion County, Illinois)
The Lincoln Day Dinner is the main event of the year for the Marion County Republican Party. It is held in honor of our first and greatest republican president, Abraham Lincoln. It is usually held in February as Lincoln's birthday is the 12th of February. Sometimes it can be held in January or March in order to get the key note speaker that we are wanting to speak at the dinner. It is alternately held in Salem and Centralia.