November 2018 – Where has the year gone?
This newsletter may be short, however there are reminders which need to be put on calendars, so we don’t forget.
First of all, I am sorry for not notifying everyone of the passing of Rogene Littlejohn, and the arrangements which were made. Secondly, I want to thank all who attended the Grange Memorial service on Monday evening. The family really appreciated the service. Also a big thanks to all who furnished food for the luncheon.
Quilters will be getting together at our hall on Nov 3rd and 4th. I was told to remind everyone that it is not only quilters that are welcomed. Just bring your projects, enjoy the fellowship, and accomplish whatever it is you want to do.
Don’t forget to turn back your clock November 3th. It would be a good idea to replace batteries in smoke detectors at this time too.
November 6th – ELECTION DAY
Next on the agenda, is the November meeting of Pomona Grange on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm. Election of Boone County Fair officers will be held. However, remember your dues to Pomona must have been paid by June 1st of 2018 in order to cast a ballot. This takes place at the Community Grange Hall at the fairgrounds. If you have questions as to whether your dues are paid, contact Laurel or Patti Lee.
November 10th Hall will be open for preparing salads for the dinner and baked goods for the bake sale. I will have the hall open by 8:00am and close it around 5:00 pm.
November 11th will be our public dinner with serving beginning at 11:30 (or earlier) and continuing until everyone is served. Help is needed so please call if you can help either in the dining room or in the kitchen. Loren Due is in charge of the dining room and his phone number is 815-885-3909 and I will be in charge of the kitchen so call 815-222-6173. We are going to need MORE help since we have a couple of people who usually help participating in Veteran Day’s recognitions. The proceeds go toward our community service projects such as dictionaries, home town Christmas, providing for the needy, donating to the Salvation army, Relay for life, St. Jude’s, and others.
November 13th will be the next regular meeting beginning at 7:00. Cake, jello and sandwiches will be the refreshments to be served. Serving committee will be Mike and Darcie Chamberlain, Teri Keegan, Marilyn Spradling, and George Morgan.
Thanksgiving Day is November 22th. We have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your families and your time together.
Hometown Christmas is fast approaching, and Flora Grange is in need of locating a family which would appreciate some help, including a tree. The Grange has also selected to help a woman which has provided us a list of items which she would appreciate receiving. I would be happy to share that list with anyone. Just let me know. It’s time to start planning to ring the bell for the Salvation Army it will be in the same location as last year, PNC bank at the mall entrance door. More details will be available at the November meeting.
If you get this newsletter online, great! If you get it online through the Flora Grange web site, good for you. If you get it through the mail and could get it the other two ways please let me know at your earliest convenience and I can take you off the mailing list.
There are several of our members dealing with health issues. Please pray for them continually.
Enjoy the beautiful season with the changing colors but be aware that winter is just around the corner and harvest is in full swing. Sincerely, Laurel