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Updated: 02/26/2014 08:00:03AM

Bell kicks off campaign for second term

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Among those helping register guests are Florida Southern College students (from left) Braden Davis, Matthew Geras and Jesse Ciespa, all with the college's Young Republican organization.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


On hand to lend moral support to Melony Bell were fellow commissioners R.Todd Dantzler (second from left) and George Lindsey (second from right).

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In additon to the main course, a BBQ dinner catered by Jimbo's Pitt BBQ, desserts were courtesy of Cecilia Speight, who coordinated the making of desserts with others in attendance at the rally kicking off Melony Bell's bid for a second term as county commissioner.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Guests line up to fill plates with cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, hush puppies and ribs and chicken.

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After being introduced, then welcoming guests and thanking family and friends, Melony Bell officially announces her candidacy for a second term as Polk County Commissioner representing District 2. (In the background is Jason Brown, who served as DJ for the rally.)

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Melony Bell gets a standing ovation following her announcement she will be running for a second term as a county commissioner.

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Virginia Condello takes a break from her duties as official portrait photographer at Melony Bell's BBQ and campaign rally kicking off her bid for a second term as District 2 Polk County Commissioner.

By STEVE STEINER

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It was a veritable who’s who among Polk County Republican movers and shakers in attendance Monday, Feb. 24 at the Rocking H Ranch in Lakeland. They were among family, friends, supporters and well-wishers who came out to the rally and barbecue dinner in support of Melony Bell, who announced she would be seeking a second consecutive term as Polk County Commissioner for District 2, which covers the southern half of the county; in land mass, it is nearly half the county.

Following a barbecue dinner catered by Jimbo’s Pit BBQ, Bell was introduced by Ben Speight, to the accompaniment of the Journey song, “Just a Small Town Girl.”

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