Oct. 2014 Newsletter

Fall is here! Crops are maturing, famers are working on equipment to prepare for the harvest, leaves are turning colors, bees are swarming to find honey and a good meal, home makers are cleaning closets and changing their wardrobe with fall and winter clothing and school is back in session. Wow, fall brings a lot of activities and hurried individuals preparing for winter. Please take time to be safe and enjoy the season with fresh apples, donuts, and pumpkins.
October 3rd is the date aluminum cans need to be at the location for pick up so that they may be turned in to help Mason, the 3 year old little boy fighting stomach cancer. You may call me at 815-222-6173 and I can pick them up or drop them off at my house and I will take care of them. Anyone wishing to make a cash donation? A check may be written to Alexander Balsman, Mason dad. I have received a real appreciative note from Jessica and George in regards to the great response of aluminum cans so let’s really show them Flora Grange is a Grange that CARES no matter what the situation is. This little boy attended the same preschool that Cameron, Jessica’s son belongs to and this fundraising is inspired by the preshool.
October 11th will be the beginning of Quilting sessions starting around 3:00pm on Saturday and then restarting again on Sunday the 12th.
October 14th is the regular meeting at the hall. Refreshments will be served by Loren and Pat Due, Kelly Parisot, Sharon Buazard, Molly Colwell and Eileen Allen. It is the policy of Flora Grange that members attending the meeting provide refreshments for the month’s meetings. This month cake, jello, or ½ dozen sandwiches is what will be served by those stated above who are responsible for making coffee and a cold drink of some sort and preparing the serving table for those items brought by the members. Help is provided if desired, just ask.
A personal note— I had to change my email address since I lost all contacts, if I have not added you to my new contact list or if you now have a new email address, please let me know. I know this sounds stupid but I don’t know exactly how to get everyone back into my list without your help. My new address is laurel.ratcliffe@gmail.com
Thanks to everyone’s community service and the reporting of your hours, Flora Grange received 4th place on their Community Service Book. THANKS! LET KEEP IT UP. Turn in those hours and tell what you did.
Mark your calendars for November 8th and 9th as that is the date for the Public Roast Beef dinner.
Time to go and appreciate this beautiful weather. A few people to add to your prayer list of whom I am aware at this time Helen Cadie, Jimmy Blasingame, and Stephanie Munro. As ever, Laurel

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