It has been two years since the first meeting of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty, an Indiana Tea Party. Site of the initial meeting was Autumn Glen at Greencastle.
With the only notice of the meeting being flyers placed around town and word of mouth, a small crowd was anticipated. However, the room was filled with about 90 curious people.
Over the next few meetings attendance soon grew too large for the facility. An offer was made by Art Evans for the group to meet in the Dixie Chopper hangar at the Putnam County Airport.
And people keep coming to hear conservative candidates running for state and congressional offices, to become informed about issues important to the country, and for opportunities to participate in spreading the word that the Tea Party plans to "work for a brighter future for the next generation."
The mission statement of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty is: To restore limited government, fiscal responsibility and accountable representation through citizen activism and education, in order to preserve the Constitution of the United States of America.
A celebration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane.
Guest speakers will be Richard Mourdock, Indiana state treasurer and candidate for the U.S. Senate; Jim Baird (R-Greencastle), Indiana state representative, District 44; and Don Bates, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.
All area residents are invited to attend.