Strafford County Democratic Picnic Set for Sept. 9

DOVER - The Strafford County Democratic Committee’s annual Summer Picnic will be held Sun., Sept. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of Salme and Ken Perry, 380 Rollins Rd. in Rollinsford.

The Strafford County Democratic picnic is traditionally a highlight of the summer political season on the Seacoast. Elected officials, candidates and Democrats of all ages mix and mingle as they enjoy traditional picnic fare, musical entertainment, fun, games and swimming. A certified lifeguard will be on duty.

“With New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary only months away, political excitement is building,” Strafford County Democratic Committee chair Joan Ashwell said, “All the presidential campaigns will be represented at the picnic and we anticipate visits by candidates or their surrogates.”

“New Hampshire is all about grass roots politics,” Ashwell said, “and our picnic is a great opportunity for candidates and people interested in politics to meet one another and talk about campaigns and issues in a family-friendly social setting.”

Tickets are $10 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free. A limited number of benefactor tickets are available for $25. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Joan Ashwell at (603) 868-3775 or