The Ashfords’ Annual Backyard Picnic
As always, State Rep.
Michael Ashford and Ruth Ashford’s annual summer picnic
draws the usual mixture of friends, political allies,
elected officials and candidates vying for office in the
fall elections. Over grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, guests
mingle, talk politics, compliment the beautiful surroundings
and, of course, raise a little money for Democratic Party
This year’s event, on
Saturday July 22, introduced to the guests in attendance
candidates Nick Komives and Gary Johnson (City Council);
Dale Emch (Judge Municipal Court) along with incumbents
seeking re-election: Councilwoman Cecelia Adams, PhD; Toledo
Board of Education Member Polly Taylor Gerken.
The festivities culminated
with a donation of two bicycles from the Ashfords to Tina
Butts of T-Bonds for the company’s annual summer school
supply giveaway in August.