By Steven Haycock, Chairman
We’ve got about a month to go before the Variety Show at Topsham Grange on Pleasant Street in Topsham. The date is Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. The admission fee will be $6.00. There will be a raffle with items donated by local businesses, and during intermission Ruby Bryant is coordinating refreshments featuring slices of pie. We are starting to get some nice acts signed up, thanks to Merton Ricker who is our recruiter-in-chief. If you have a talent and you would like to share it, please contact me as soon as possible as Merton will be in Japan. (Don’t worry he’ll be back in time for the show.) Also, do you own a local business? Want some free advertisement, consider donating something to the raffle? We will mention you in the program for the night, and on the State Grange Facebook page. A portion of the proceeds from the Variety Show will be donated to the Maine State Grange’s scholarship funds; agriculture, educational aid, and Howe’s nurses.
On June 24, 2017, we will be holding a yard sale at State Grange HQ from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are seeking attic treasures and other gently used items. Also, you can join us, we are renting tables for $20.00. We will be selling lunches and having a cooked food table as well. More information coming soon!
I’m so happy to say we have gotten a supply of the Agricultural Pride t-shirts in for sale. These are the green t-shirts we were showing at State Grange! They depict a farmer standing in corn field and the caption says, “Farmers… Outstanding in Their Field.” These t-shirts don’t promote Grange, so they are suitable for anyone, especially those interested in agriculture. The cost is $12.00 and we have sizes Medium – 4X. We can ship these to you if you would like for an additional $5.00.
We also have the Grange car magnets back in stock for $3.00. These are not only great on your vehicle, but also on mailboxes, metal doors, refrigerators, and similar items. These make great gifts and are also a super promotional tool. We can also ship these to you for $1.00.
If you would like to purchase one of the above items or have any questions about the Variety Show or Yard Sale, please contact me at 998-2586 or Granger04071aolcom (Granger04071aolcom) .