March 12, 2020 Attention

After much thought and discussion making with friends, members, and executive board, a decision was made to

*After much thought and discussion making with friends, members, and executive board, a decision was made to cancel ****the April 19th Flora Grange Roast Beef DinnerPlease take note of this.***We weighed the options and when you consider the amount of time and money put into this event before it actually takes place, and then the age of our prospective attendees, and listen to all the events and programs being canceled as well as closed, it seems like the wise thing to do. 

Hopefully, you agree with our decision.  Since we are handling this early, I see no ramifications.  

Stay Healthy and Be Smart in Your Decisions.

Forever,  Laurel

March Newsletter 2020

March Newsletter for Flora Grange

Time flies by and either I am sleeping, or I am too busy, but it seems I just can’t get everything done.

I have good news and sad news.  Will start with sad news.  Doug Schnor, a member for a number of years and instrumenting in setting up the FPP committee passed away last Sunday the 23rd.  His funeral is at the Belvidere Methodist Church March 7th visitation 11-1, service at 1:00pm.

Now for the good news.  Marion and Jean Thornberry will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4th at the American Legion with an open house from 3:00-7:00.  They request NO GIFTS PLEASE.  Matt Wundrow will be playing music from 4:00-7:00.   CONGRATULATIONS!  

Next item to take note of is I have secured a date for Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s It will be June 6th.  I will make tickets available as the date get closer.

The Wall That Heals is coming together quite well.  Check out our Facebook Page with The Wall That Heals. Otherwise Mike has furnished a link to Flora Grange’s website at  Click on Home and information will come up about various items including The Wall That Heals

Also mark you calendars for the Dog Show on July 9-12 at the fairgrounds.  Help will definitely be needed for all 4 days.

Now to the regular agenda.

CROSS OFF Serving Kirkland Lions.  Scheduled for June 25th.  

***This has been canceled ***
March 31st  Scoopy Night at Culver’s

April  is GRANGE MONTH!!!

April 14th Regular Meeting in Full Form  Serving committee is Jim and Val, Karen and Jerry.

*This has been cancelled *April 18th ttention March 12, 2020 of Salads and baked goods for Roast Beef Dinner

*This has been cancelled *
April 19th  Roast Beef Dinner    –  Benefit for Scholarship Fund

April 25 & 26 Quilting at the Hall.

March sound like it is coming in like a lamb, so you know what that means!

Any questions- Call  Laurel  815-222-6173    We Still Need Helpers from Flora Grange to Host THE WALL THAT  HEALS


Attention: Flora Grange Members

February 1,  2020. 





Please click on the link below for more information about THE WALL THAT HEALS.

The Wall That Heals

We are working on plans for hosting “The Wall That Heals”, the ¾ size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and will need help from all of our members.

We especially need help from you to serve as “Ambassador Volunteers”.  This would entail greeting visitors when they arrive; pointing out where the Wall, The Mobile Education Center, etc, is located; helping them find where the name of a friend or loved one is located on the Wall; and just generally talking to them, making them feel welcome, and listening to their stories, especially those of the veterans who attend.

There will be a training session for volunteers on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:00 pm, in front of the Wall.  We would urge you to attend if at all possible.

We will be working in 4 hour shifts.  There won’t be any physical labor involved, but you will have to be on your feet for those 4 hours.

Please contact Emalee at [email protected] or call or text me at 815-222-9943 as soon as possible.

Thank you so much, and look forward to hearing from our GREAT VOLUNTEERS at Flora Grange!