Fall Fun, Service and Festivities at the East Sangerville Grange

Fall is upon us and seems to have arrived faster than anyone expected. While we lament the passing of summer, at least we have a lot of great events to look forward to!

For one, the 2014-2015 ESG Coffee House lineup is complete and will be starting in just a couple of weeks on Saturday, November 1st with a performance by sisters Chris and Meredith Thompson. That’s also the day of our annual Holiday Craft Fair.

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Along with tables full of beautiful handcrafted items and foods from more than two dozen local craftspeople and artisans, we offer a belly-warming lunch that can’t be beat. It’s a great day from start to finish and a terrific way to kick off the cool-weather season. Make sure to save the date! And remember – DON’T USE YOUR GPS to get to us! If you need help getting to the Grange, please read the written directions we’ve provided here. More than one person has ended up on a snowmobile when they tried to let the computer do the guiding!

In October, we hosted a Local Harvest Feast featuring fresh produce and baked goods from many of our local farms. All the proceeds from the dinner went to help restore historic stained glass windows at the First Universalist Church in Sangerville, a building that many people around this area know and love. The dinner was a great success! The food was great and the company even better. Thanks to all who were able to come.

This weekend was the East Sangerville Grange’s biannual work weekend at the beautiful Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary. Every fall a group of nearly 25 Grangers packs our sleeping bags and work clothes and heads up the mountain to help clean and close Borestone’s unique historic lodges.

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It’s hearty work, but with so many hands to help it’s a job we all enjoy. As the Grange saying goes, “Labor Cheerfully!” It’s also a harbinger of the cold season to come. Happy Autumn everyone. We hope to see you soon and often!

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