May and June 2019 Newsletter!!!

First of all, thanks to all those who helped at the roast beef dinner. We served close to 200 paying customers and close to 30 helpers. From providing salads, helping rearrange the hall, promoting the event, and assisting in preparing and serving as well as cleaning up after, many hands make light work.   Thanks a lot.

 The month of May holds many opportunities. 

 May 14th will be the regular meeting beginning at 7:00 pm at the hall with a Memorial Service.  Cake, jello, and sandwiches will be the order of refreshments with the serving committee consisting of Jim and Barb Trevathan, Myrna Hodgson and Bob Dix.  Bob Scherer requested to serve another time due to late planting. Special request—Emalee would like anyone wanting and willing to help with crafts for safety town to come to the meeting a little early like 6:00 to learn how to make this year’s crafts.  Remember, Emalee will not be there to give instructions during the event so we need to become smart about what is required and how to make the crafts.

 May 23rd Kirkland Lion’s Club Dinner Serving at 7:00pm

 May 25th,26th, and 27th Quilting at the Hall

  June  8th   is the Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser.   Serving from 8-10am.  Tickets are available, just call or ask me I will have them with me at all times. Let’s make this a great event.  Help is needed but it is such a great way to make money for Flora Grange.  Plan on selling tickets for $5.00 and then helping out by serving the breakfast to the attendees.

June 11-14th is   SAFETY TOWN DAY CAMP!!!   It will be our 18th Annual Safety Town Event so let’s brag and spread the word.  Help is needed each morning from 8:30 to 11:30am.  Crafts Registration, Set up and Tare down each day are a few of the needs for helpers.  It is a fun time to help the kids and watch their excitement.  

June 11th   6:30 Grange Family Picnic at the Grange Hall.  Bring a dish to pass and table service.  We will be presenting recognition awards.  Serving committee will be Gene and Donna West, George McGee and Mary Harbison and Tammy Taylor.  Hope to see you there! 

Looking outside right now sure doesn’t look like Spring even though the calendar says so.  Someone said to me recently, “That is what happens when you live in Northern Illinois” I guess that is right but we don’t need to like it either.  We just have to live with it till it warms up a little.

Gotta run.  As ever, Laurel


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