Edneyville Grange and Community Development Club
November 6, 2018
The meeting was held at the Edneyville Community Center with Wendy Henderson presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Wendy and followed by the invocation by Don Henderson. A delicious covered dish dinner was enjoyed by all. Birthdays were celebrated. Volunteer hour sheets were distributed.
The NC Grange Awards presented at the convention were announced. These included Community Service third place, Grange Month third place, Granger of the Year Wendy Henderson, Farm of the Year Apple Wedge, Educator John Rhodes, Fire Department Edneyville, and recognition for Program Director and Family Living.
The program was a presentation about DLK Restaurant. Angel and Sequoia explained their services at the restaurant and that they have a food truck and do catering. They are open Tuesday thru Saturday and serve breakfast. The offerings for other meals vary but are listed on Facebook. This new business was welcomed to the community.
The new report for the State Grange report seems to be much easier to use.
Mary reported on the WNC Communities lunch at which we were rewarded as an Engaged Community and received $500.
A family of 5 ranging in age from 3 to 16 was referred for Christmas gifts. Names were taken by members to make purchases for $100 for each child. These will be delivered to Upward Christian Fellowship.
Wendy reported on the meeting with Steve Stewart who is consulting with the NC State Grange to develop communications. The fact we were not happy that the State Grange sent a letter supporting the sale of Mission Hospital to a for profit corporation without any input from our Grange members was shared with him.
The Fall Festival at the ECC is this Thursday and we were asked to provide cookies and help with games.
For Sick and Cheer, Barbara asked that we remember Kevin Lyda who had a tractor accident and Darius Rogers who was injured in the accident at the Dollar General.
Don explained our past support of Troop 605 which the Grange has sponsored for over 70 years. He moved that we provide $40 for recharter and pay ½ of the dues for 10 leaders which will be $210. Seconded and approved.
The Community Food Pantry is open on Thursday from 4-6. The best help is time and money. A community Thanksgiving service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on November 18 with a covered dish dinner followed by a service. This is also sponsored by Fruitland United Methodist Church. Jean is organizing a choir for the service. Barbara announced that the museum is having an open house on December 7 from 4-7pm and will have Edneyville history as part of the Ridges Display.
Mary was thanked for setting up. The next meeting is on December 4.The closing prayer was provided by Don Henderson.