If you couldn’t attend the Variety Show on April 29th at Topsham Grange, you missed a great show! We had many wonderful musical acts and hilarious skits, jokes and stories. During intermission, we all ate delicious pies for refreshments. This was organized by Ruby Bryant. Our raffles were a big success and many thanks to the following businesses that donated an item for the raffle:
- Walmart in Brunswick
- Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars in Brunswick
- Tractor Supply Company in Brunswick
- Firehouse Subs in Topsham
- Main Street Sweets in Brunswick
- Tire Warehouse in Topsham
- Hannaford in Topsham
- Day’s Jewelers in Topsham
Thank also go to Ruby and Christine Hebert for bringing additional raffle items. I’m happy to announce we raised over $600.00 after expenses and of that we’re donating more than $200.00 to the three scholarship funds of the Maine State Grange. We put out containers for people to donate directly to the scholarship of their choice and people were very generous. A special thank you to Shirley Hatch who won the 50/50 and then donated it to the scholarship funds! We had so much fun that night, everyone seemed to have a great time and we’re already looking forward to next year’s show.
The fundraising efforts are always continuing and now we’re focusing on the upcoming Yard Sale on June 24, 2017 from 9 am to 2 pm at State Grange HQ. I really want to take a moment to thank David and Kathy Gowen of Highland Lake Grange for donating two truckloads of items for the sale! We are asking members to donate gently used items for us to sell on our white elephant table. Please, no clothing, TV’s or exercise equipment. Pick up of items might be able to be arranged. You can also drop your items off in Augusta, please call ahead to arrange a time. We will be selling lunch that day as well.
In addition, we are renting tables for $20.00 if you would be interested in selling your stuff at the sale. For more information or to rent a table please contact me at granger04071aolcom (granger04071aolcom) or 998-2586.
Please remember that we still have our Grange car magnets for $3.00 and Agricultural Pride t-shirts for $12.00, I can ship them for a small fee. Thanks again for supporting the fundraising efforts of the Maine State Grange!