This “Denver of the East” welcome sign was designed and placed in Denver, North Carolina, by East Lincoln Republican Women in 1982.
East Lincoln Republican Women
East Lincoln Republican Women (ELRW) was created in 1971 when a group of like-minded women with a passion for truth in politics gathered together in a still somewhat rural area in the eastern portion of Lincoln County.
Situated on the western shores of Lake Norman, Denver was in the early stages of development and poised to experience the influx of residents from across the USA. This melting pot of people from across the country created a Republican stronghold in the county, giving birth to the largest voting precinct (Westport) which is still today overwhelmingly Republican.
In addition to being politically oriented, club members are also very civic-minded. The “Denver of the East” sign pictured above was designed and placed in Denver by the ELRW in 1982. Due to progress, the sign is long gone, but the phrase remains and is used often.
Lincoln County is rich in history dating back to the Revolutionary War, and ELRW members are proud to help keep patriotism alive whenever and wherever possible.
The most current project is with the Lincoln County 4H Club. As part of their citizenship studies, members will interview local veterans and get their views on what being an American means to them. Then in November, in honor of Veteran's Day, the 4H Club and ELRW will meet together to hear these reports and share food and fellowship. Many 4H members are home schooled, and the club is their social and extracurricular activity. Sharing a project with them is a great way to reach out to the youth in our area. It's never too early to expose children to conservative ways and thoughts, thus grooming them to become young Republicans.
-- Beverly Robinson, president
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