Hundreds of supporters came out Friday night to support Mayor Kenny Evans’ bid for re-election. Volunteers fired up two grills near a Rumsey Park ramada and laid out a feast of a buffet, complete with pulled pork and ranch beans.
As a lengthy line formed, Evans went down the queue shaking hands and thanking constituents for their support as he takes on Randy Roberson in the primary election.
One supporter in Evans’ committee said he decided to throw the picnic just three days earlier, but there were so many willing to help, it had gone off without a hitch.
As the sun set, everyone filed out for a group shot in front of a large HPR Ammunition tractor trailer.
Evans had initially filed paperwork saying he would spend less than $500 on his campaign, which meant he didn’t have to file campaign spending paperwork. However, as the campaign heated up he decided to form a political committee, file financial statements and wage a more aggressive bid for re-election.