Monday, November 05, 2012
SWAC Election Night Party will feature Skyping, big screen TVs in downtown Staunton
If the public official can't be at the party, the party will go to the public official. Enter Skyping, that communication through computer screens that allows people to talk face-to-face with one another across the miles.
New technology will meet old school politics Tuesday night at an election night party for the SWAC area of the central Shenandoah Valley that includes Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County (SWAC).
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte plans to Skype from Roanoke with the local gathering in Staunton, and others from around the Commonwealth plan to check in as well as we stay in touch with Bearing Drift colleagues. They will keep us up-to-date on activities in Richmond with Governor Bob McDonnell, Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, U.S. Senate candidate George Allen, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor from the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond.
After numerous requests about getting together on Election Night, the SWAC Breakfast group decided to try something new and teamed up with the owners of the Clocktower Restaurant in historic downtown Staunton where local political watchers will meet when the polls close.
Dinner, appetizers, and drinks from the cash bar will be available dutch-treat from the extensive menu while watching big screen TVs tuned to Fox News to broadcast election results from Virginia and across the country. Music, a big screen projector, and patriotic decorations will add to the festive atmosphere of the night.
If you're looking for a place to gather with friends and watch Election 2012, join us at the Clocktower with business leaders, elected officials, community leaders, young adults, military veterans, First Responders, law enforcement veterans, volunteers, and many more. Spread the word ... all are welcome!
Free parking available on the street or in the Johnson Street Parking Garage (one-half block away). Clocktower Restaurant is located on the corner of W. Beverley Street and Central Avenue.