March is making it’s way into the year, but between you and me I think the winds of March have pushed their way into our lives most of February. I am sure there is not a person reading this newsletter that will not be happy when we see the good black dirt and the green grass and especially the robins in our yards and neighborhoods.
Quilting will be Saturday the 1st and Sunday the second at the hall. Saturday will begin around 3: 00 and Sunday around 9:00am till 3:00pm. Bring a snack for lunch and see what is happening with crafts and quilting.
March 5th Pomona Grange is holding their meeting at the museum and a tour is being provided between the hours of 6 and 6:45, just prior to the opening of the meeting. Even if you are not a Pomona Grange member, I am sure you would be welcomed as a Grange member to tour the facility. It is a real asset to Belvidere and Boone County.
March 11th will be Flora’s regular meeting with cake, jello and sandwiches served following the meeting. Serving committee consists of the Colvers, Lyfords, and Ernie Wilson. Remember this is the last month to pay only $18.00 a person for dues as the discount goes off the first of April.
March 16th is the fundraiser for safety town at the Belvidere Moose between 8-11. Please make an effort to help as we usually have a big turn out and help is always needed. Contact Allen Fidder for working in the kitchen, or Laurel Ratcliffe for working in the dinning room.
March 30th the hall is rented out to the local 4-H club to celebrate their 100th year. CONGRATULATIONS and Keep Up the Good Work.
April 13th is the Roast Beef public dinner. Please mark your calendars now as the time flies by so fast. Help is definitely need then and just a heads up – in order to keep expenses as low as possible some type of salad for the salad bar is requested from all members. The salad bar is quite a draw and due to the price of meat going up, members were considering raising the cost of the meal. Hopefully, by keeping the cost constant and providing a jar for donations/tips we can continue to provide a good meal at the same price of $11.00.
April is Grange Month! It is time to think of people to recognize in the community and in the Grange for their community service involvement. Bring those ideas to the meeting so decisions can be made.
Several members and supportors of Flora Grange are in need of our prayers. Please keep our Chaplain, Sharon Miller informed and send a card and a pray to lighten their path on this rough journey in life.
As ever, Laurel