Special Events


Tri Town Democrats Honors Dinner

Farmington, New Hampshire  - February 15, 2015 - The TriTown Democrats, representing the Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, are hosting therir second annual TriTown Honors Dinner on May 2, 2015.  The gala event will begin at 6:00 PM on May 2, 2015 in the Farmington Recreation Center, 531 Main Street.

Last year, the TriTown Democratic Committee decided to host a TriTown Honors Dinner in order to spotlight some of the amazing folks who live in our communities  The honorees dedicate their energies and efforts to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise families.  The first honorees of the awards were Ron Chagnon of Farmington and Leo Lessard of Milton.  Both men served our communities well by holding local, county and state offices.  After the success of that first dinner, the committee decided to make the TriTown Honors Dinner an annual event that would recognize a member of each community for the good work that individual has done to enrich the quality of life in our towns and surrounding communities.  While the TriTown committee represents a loose organization of three Democratic Town Committees, the TriTown Dinner is a non-political event, and the honorees are selected for their philanthropic work and community service, not for their political affiliation.  Everyone is welcome and invited to attend the dinner.  The buffet meal will include, vegetarian lasagna, baked chicken breast, and roast beef, with scalloped potatoes, and side vegetable choices.  Salad and dessert are included.  

The honors for this second annual event will go to three very deserving and well known community members.  The Farmington Committee selected Dottie Bean to receive the second Honors Award for Farmington.   The Milton Committee selected to honor Victor Joos for his contributions and the New Durham Committee will honor Cathy Allyn for her continuous work to support the New Durham community.

Tickets for the event are $25.00 per person, with the bring a friend cost of two for $45.00. You can reserve your tickets online at http://goo.gl/forms/9ewKIHZZWZ, or by sending your reservation check to TriTown Honors Dinner,  PO Box 637,  Farmington, NH 03835.   Please include your email address, the number of tickets you want to reserve, and your choice of sponsorship, if applicable. Indicate whether you will mail a check or pay at the door. We will email you a confirmation and tell you your ticket number. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.  The committee asks that your reserve your tickets by April 17th, but they will continue to accept reservations afterward.

Special Donor sponsorships for the event are also available.   Sponsorships must be ordered in advance by the April 17th deadline in order to accommodate printing of the program. There are three levels of  optional event sponsorship:
Name/Logo in the program: add $5.00
Name/Logo in the program and also posted on the website event page: add $10.00
Name/Logo in the program, on the website event page, and in the credits of the event video: add $15.00

The TriTown Democratic Committee is the representative body for all registered Democrats in the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham,  NH, all of whom make up its membership.  The TriTown Committee advocates for strong local support of our communities, and supports legislation and candidates that are community minded.  Our online and local presence not only provides political, economic, and social information for the citizens of the three towns, but also encourages progressive movements in these areas at all levels of government.  Through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision, we seek to expand equity and opportunity for all residents of the Towns of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham.  We firmly believe that equity of opportunity can only be achieved through progressive change that will advance our society towards shared values that promote understanding, education, acceptance, and equality.

Contact:  Stan Freeda, Secretary
Farmington Democratic Committee

2014 Events

Tri Town Democrats 
Candidates Training Workshop
Creating a Cohesive Candidate Message that Attracts and Keeps Voters
Candidates for local office often struggle with how to craft messages that will resonate with their potential voters. The broad messages at the national level can help but also can drown out your campaign and leave voters in the dark about who you really are as a candidate, and as a person. In this workshop, you will explore how to use the progressive narrative to craft positive messages that will not only resonate with voters but also will showcase your values as a candidate. You will be able to use your messages to give short speeches, develop candidate introductory fliers, add content to your website or Facebook page, and write effective and positive letters to the editor. This workshop is appropriate for all candidates, campaign managers, campaign volunteers, and anyone interested in developing a positive message that promotes an America that works for all of us.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 9:30 – 12:30 PM
Emma Ramsey Center
424 White Mountain Highway (Route 125)
Milton, NH 03851

All are welcome!
Light refreshments will be served.

Tri Town Democrats Honors Dinner
May 24, 2014
Farmington Recreation Center

Tri Town Democrats
The Town Democratic Committees of
Farmington Milton New Durham
cordially invite you to attend the
Tri Town Democrats Honors Dinner
to celebrate the accomplishments of
Ronald Chagnon Leo Lessard
with Special Guest
Carol Shea-Porter
Saturday, May 24, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Farmington Recreation Center
531 Main St, Farmington, NH 03835 
Dinner will consist of a fresh salad and a selection of specialty breads for starters, followed by your choice of Lemon Chicken Lasagna or Egglant Napoleon (vegetarian), catered by the Portable Pantry, 12 Hanson Street, Rochester. www.PortablePantryNH.com
Tickets $25 individual $45 couple
Please RSVP by May 8th to
Tri Town Dinner Reservations
PO Box 637, Farmington, NH 03835
Reserve your tickets online at

Last day to reserve tickets is May 16th.
We need final numbers for the caterer that day

A Very Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors

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TriTown Democrats to Host Honors Dinner in Farmington on May 24, 2014.

Farmington, New Hampshire  - April 27, 2014 - The Town Democratic Committees of Farmington, Milton, and New Durham, known collectively as the TriTown Democrats are hosting an Honors Dinner on May 254th at the Recreation Center at 531 Main Street in Farmington. The event will begin at 6:00 PM with and end at 9:00 PM.
The TriTown Democrats Honors Dinner will be the first of its kind for the three towns. The committees will honor local community members who have served their local and state communities over the years and have helped their towns progress and grow. The community members to be honored at the upcoming TriTown Honors Dinner will be Leo Lessard and Ronald Chagnon. Lessard is a former member of both the New Hampshire House and Senate, long time Register of Deeds, and current Strafford County Commissioner. Apart from county and state government, Leo also served on various boards and committees in his home town of Miton. Chagnon served as a Representative in the NH House and as a County Commissioner. Ron served on local boards and commissions in his hometown of Farmington and was the chair of the Democratic Town Committee for many years. 

Tickets are $25.00 per person, or two tickets for $45 and should be reserved in advance.
Special Donor sponsorships for the event are also available. Sponsorships must be ordered in advance and can be reserved along with Dinner Tickets. Sponsorship options are at $5.00, $10.00, or $15.00 levels, but additional donations of any amount will be accepted. Dinner will be a selection of Lemon Chicken Lasagna or a vegetarian Eggplant Napoleon, provided by the Portable Pantry, Hanson Street, Rochester.

Tickets can be reserved online at www.goo.gl/JPHEz6 or by mailing your information and check to the TriTown Democrats Honors Dinner, PO Box 637, Farmington, NH 03835. Please include your email address, and phone number, the number of tickets you want to reserve, your dinner choices, and any additional sponsorships you would like to reserve. If you have questions, please email them to any of the town Chairs listed below. 
Manny Krasner, Chairperson
Farmington Democratic Committee
Ellen Kriete, Chairperson
Milton Democratic Committee

Rich Leonard, Chairperson
New Durham Democratic Committee

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Reserve your tickets in advance by completing the form. Tickets are $10.00 per person at the door, but only $8.00 per person if you reserve them in advance. Special Donor Sponsorship Tickets for the event are available. Must order in advance and have order in by January 10, 2012. Select the option you like when asked below. You will be contacted via email to provide the details you'd like us to include.

Name/Logo in the program: add $5.00
Name/Logo posted in the program and also posted on the website event page: add $10.00
Name/Logo in the program, on the website event page, and in the credits of the event video: add $15.00

Complete the form, then mail your check, payable to the Farmington NH Democratic Committee to Krasner Law Office, PO Box 637, Farmington, NH 03835. 
You can also indicate that you will bring your check with you and pay at the door. We will email you a confirmation and tell you your ticket number. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the door.
 If you have any questions, please contact us at FarmingtonNHDemocrats@gmail.com.

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2012 Events

Strafford County Democrats Annual Picnic- 2012 Flyer

Save the date!  The Strafford County Democratic Picnic will be  at Millennium Park in  Somersworth. That’s on Stackpole Road, between High Street and Green Street  Stackpole Road is easy to find: driving  North from Dover on High Street you drive past Target and Home Depot and turn right just past the Dunkin’ Donuts.  Great food, great company, a chance to meet lots of our Democratic candidates and enjoy  spending time with old friends and new in a pleasant shady park.  More information to come.

Check our website often – www.straffordcountydemocrats.org, and look for us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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