Edneyville Grange and Community Development
April 2, 2019
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. April birthdays were celebrated.
A check for $250 was received from the Henderson County Community Development Council. The Henderson County Commissioners discontinued providing funds for non-profits. The minutes were approved as sent.
Grange month activities were reviewed. Dinner for the Fire Department will be on April 15 and snacks Troop 605 on April 22, collecting food for Blue Ridge Humane Society, and Roadside Cleanup on last Saturday in April.
County Extension Agent, Steve Pettis, provided information about the Community Charity School Garden. He shared facts showing Americans are agriculturally illiterate. There are efforts with the school system to get every eighth grader in the county to have a field trip to a farm.
Among state legislation is HB309 regarding adverse possession, support for the NC Caisson Unit at $50,000 per year, eminent Domain, nonpartisan redistricting, hands free cell phone usage, the NC Farm Act of 2019, the NCSU Honey Bee Lab, and others.
Grange events include the State Convention from September 12-15 in Durham and Grange Camp July 7-13. There are tickets for the National Quilt Raffle.
The next meeting is May 7. The meeting closed with a prayer by Don.