Republican National Committee GOPAC Chairman David Avella will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.

Avella is a communications specialist who has spent his career working to advance free enterprise, job creation and opportunity. Avella is a frequent guest on national television and radio, including Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, PBS and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

As GOPAC chairman, he returned the organization to being the Republican Party’s premier center for educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders.

Recipients of the Honorary Kent Countian, Unsung Hero, Outstanding Elected Official and Frank DiMondi awards will be named. Tickets are $95 and must be paid for in advance.

For tickets and more, visit kentrepublicans.com or call 653-2355 or 423-2225.