Emalee and Rogene accepted for Flora Grange as Distinguished Grange from the National Grange Session November 2016 @ Washington D.C.
To start the month off with a bang will be Hometown Christmas on December 2h with the parade, and a lot of other events. Decorating the tree at the community building will be Wednesday, November 30th around 5:30 p. m. Please let Kathee know if you can help.
December 3th will be Flora Grange’s second Bell ringing event for the Salvation Army at PNC bank. Those signing up are as follows: Lonn at 9-10am, Laurel 10-11 and Jean Thornberry at 11-12am. Lonn will pick up red bucket and the Salvation Army gentleman will pick it up at noon on that day. Thanks to all of you.
December 13th beginning at 6:30p.m. will be Flora Grange’s Christmas party and all gifts etc. can be brought to the hall at that time. The Grange will furnish the meat and cheesy potatoes while members are encouraged to provide a dish to pass: a salad, vegetable, or some type of desert. Invite your family to join us as we fellowship together. A family was selected by the Grange to help this year with a few gifts. First of all the tree from Hometown Christmas will be donated to them and delivered by Skyler and Vince. Included will be gifts from Grange members. It has been suggested that board games and paper products as well as gas cards or money to be used in travel expenses to doctors and hospital visits be given. The young man, 18 years of age, was thrown from the house during the tornado which went through Fairdale while he was trying to protect his Mother and other family members. As a result he is suffering from a brain injury.
Items for the hall are always welcomed too. The Grange has recently received a new cock pot and electric knife which were on its wish list. Additional items are paper towels, toilet paper, soap, or stamps. Shut –in trays will be prepared also that night. Please furnish cookies or fresh fruit. Please let Laurel know if you plan to provide fruit so she can plan ahead of time.
Suggestions to whom the trays should be delivered would be appreciated.
December 25th – Merry Christmas January 1st – Happy New Year (2017)
Quilting in December is under discussion. Please contact Joan Wienrank for more information.
Yes, we loss another faithful, dedicated member. Helen Cadie passed away within the past month. She will definitely be missed by our membership.
Just a reminder, Please continue to track all of your community service projects and hours. Write them down and give them to me or Vince.
Jack as asked to remind members there is no better time to ask a friend to join the Grange than the present.
Cannot believe a new year is approaching. There are many decisions to be made as far as Grange Community Service projects. I will list a few so that you can think about these and decisions can be made at the January meeting. Continuation of Safety Town, Date suggestions for Flapjack Fundraising, Boco, and new suggestions for community service.
Our list for prays grows longer each day, and these are only the ones of which I am made aware. I know each of us has someone special requiring prayers.
Hope to see many of you at the Christmas party, December 13th. Celebrate the reason for the season, the birth of our Savior.
Safe travels and Good Health during this season and throughout the New Year is what you are wished. Sincerely, Laurel