Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow Forces Cancellation of Washington Press Club Foundation Congressional Dinner

An impending snowstorm, the second major one within a week, has caused the cancellation of Wednesday night's 66th annual Washington Press Club Foundation Congressional Dinner.

Jim Kuhnhenn, the foundation president and AP Washington Bureau writer, released this statement this evening:

"Sadly, we have been forced by impending weather to reschedule Wednesday's Washington Press Club Foundation Congressional Dinner. Many members are still stranded in their home states and the threat of another massive snowfall has made it necessary to hold the dinner on another date. We are discussing alternative dates with our key participants and will advise as soon as possible.

"We regret having to make this decision, as we were all looking forward to hosting a convivial evening this week for members of Congress and the press; unfortunately, that won't be possible on Feb. 10. We thank all the organizations that have purchased tables and the sponsors that are supporting us. Though postponed, the show will go on.

"We appreciate your patience as we reschedule the festivities."

The master of ceremonies was to be Joe Scarborough of MSNBC. Featured speakers were to be Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. Invited guests included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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