February 4th is the BOCO event at the community building. Tom is heading this up but I am sure he would appreciate a little help with manning the booth during the day. If you would be able to sit at the booth and answer questions and promote our events, call Tom (815-262-7793) and he can give a suggested time.
February 4th&5th the quilters will be quilting again. Remember you don’t have to be a quilter to come and enjoy good company, work some on you own project, and get out of the house. Each day begins around 9:00am and lasts until around 3:00 or 4:00.
February 14th will be dues paying supper starting at 6:30pm.This year the Grange will be providing lasagna since you will be paying your dues. Anyone wishing to furnish a lettuce salad, French bread, or a desert, please feel free to do so. Serving committee consists of Roger and Sharon Miller, and Kathee Fraser and Kris and Scott. Dues are $19.00 if paid before April 1st so save a couple of dollars and pay early. After April 1st dues will be $25.00. A new member will pay $2.25 per month for the rest of the year including the month in which they join.
February 14th Happy Valentine’s Day
Remember, those wishing to apply for a scholarship through the Illinois State Grange, applications must be in by late February.
Mark your calendar on June 24th, Flora Grange will be serving flapjack at the Applebee’s restaurant for their Flapjack Fundraising event. I understand there are no more dates available and I feel real lucky to have secured this date. The lady I deal with informed me that there are just not enough Saturday’s in the year to accommodate the many groups.
Two other dates needing to be marked are Little Hershey May 20th and 21st, and June 6 thru 9th is Safety Town. I am looking for some new ideas for safety issues, so if you have some suggestions, don’t be afraid to let me know.
There are several members needing our prayers. As many of you know we lost a strong supporter of our many events with the passing of Russ Vowles. He will be deeply missed.