By Steven Haycock, Chairman
As I write this column the Craft Fair & Yard Sale is only a week and a half away, I’m hoping it’s going to be a great success. I want to thank Maynard & Gladys Chapman and Norm Smith of Danville Jct. Grange who are handling the light lunch that will be available, CWA Director Karen Flagg for running and organizing the bake sale, and Agricultural Directors Bob & Agnes Nelson who are going to sell our Agricultural Pride t-shirts.
We have designed an Agricultural Pride t-shirt which as I mentioned before. These fun t-shirts will make their debut at the Yard Sale with a limited quantity, and we will take orders after that.
The original cookbook deadline of May 15 has come and gone. We didn’t get enough recipes to create the four separate cookbooks I wanted to do, so we’ve extended the deadline until July 31. Please take the time as soon as you read this article to write down some recipes and send them to State Grange HQ.
DO YOU HAVE TALENT? On September 24 at 7pm at Topsham Grange we will host a Variety Show. There will also be a silent auction and refreshments as well. I’m pleased to say that Mitch Thomas, Executive Director of the Franco-American Center will be our featured entertainment. Those of you who attended the North East Lecturers Conference last year will remember Mitch as he was the entertainment on Spirit Night. We are looking for acts to perform in the show. They don’t need to be Grange members, but need to be appropriate for all ages. This should a fun and wonderful evening, I hope that many of you will be able to attend and or perform. If you would like to be in the show, please contact me a soon as possible at 998-2586 or Granger04071aolcom (Granger04071aolcom) .
Note: Did you the Maine State Grange has a Facebook page? I’m the administrator, it contains mostly posts that can be found on the State Grange website with some posts from National Grange and other Granges around the country. I also throw in some fun and facts as well. Find us and like us on Facebook by searching Maine State Grange.