October Newsletter 2019

September 27, 2019 – What happened to summer? Already fall and hours of daylight are getting shorter and shorter. However, the next two months on Flora Grange’s calendar are quite full, so thought I better send a newsletter.

October 5st and 6th quilters will be using the hall. Everyone is welcomed to come and bring their individual projects. Don’t forget a snack to share at lunch time. The hall will be open by 9:00am. I want to welcome two of our new members who have been quilting with this group.

October 8th is the next regular meeting beginning at 7:00p.m. Members are encouraged to provide either Cake, Jello, or sandwiches which will be served following the meeting by the serving committee; which is Loren and Pat Due, and the Calabrese family. Awards received at the State Grange Convention will be distributed and reports heard. My personal thanks to all who assisted in serving the Main Banquet at the convention. Without each of you, I never would have made it. Thanks Again.

State Grange officers will be presenting new programs for the upcoming year at the Flora Grange on Sunday, October 27th The title of the event is GRIT- Grange Resource and Information Training. Presentations will begin at 1:00pm and many committee programs will be revealed. A potluck noon meal will be provided by those attending

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November 12th will be the date of the next meeting. Cake, Jello, or sandwiches will be served by Emily Chambers and Chelsey Huntington. Plans will be made for the Hometown Christmas event in Belvidere and other community service projects


November 17th is our public roast beef dinner. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The hall will be open on Saturday to prepare salads and items for the bake sale from 8:00 to 4:30. It is the policy of Flora Grange that members provide a salad to be made prepared at the hall in compliance to the Health Codes and placed on the large salad bar for our guests. The Grange provides items for tossed lettuce salad, a pea salad, and cole slaw. A bake sale is held in addition to the meal upstairs from which the Junior Grange receives proceeds from the sale. Members are encouraged to donate to the cause. We are looking for a chairman for the dining room as well as workers in the dining room and the kitchen. Please call if you can help. 815-222-6173.

November 23rd and 24th quilters will be using the hall again.

Time to go & appreciate this beautiful weather. Don’t forget that school is in session and harvest equipment is traveling to their crops give them a break. They need one.

Sincerely Laurel