Stelvideo Grange had 3 members attend all 4 days of our OHIO STATE 142nd GRANGE CONVENTION at The Ramada Plaza in Columbus,OH. We had one member fly in from Washington DC to attend for 3 days; and a member who came to help with the Hospitality Room and another member who came for Sunday. It was a great time with our Grange Friends!
We all learned at lot and enjoyed very much our National Grange Master! Ed Lutrell was a great motivational speaker!! And very personable!
We took 5 crafts to be judged, 3 Junior Crafts and 2 Youth Crafts, and brought home 2 First place, 1 Second place, 1 Third place, and 1 Fifth place.
Stelvideo won “GOLD STAR” for our Community Service Report!! And won “MERIT” Award for our Junior Grange Deaf Report.
We have a member on the Fundraising Committee for the Deputies.
And a member who won 2 raffle ticket gifts from the Deaf Activities.
Everyone really liked and enjoyed the Hospitality Room we as Stelvideo Grange did. We had 27 dozen cookies from Stelvideo members, 26 dozen from Stark County, Brownies and Cookies from Miami County Deputy. We had chips donated and Cheeseball and Crackers from Miami County Deputy. We had individual variety of chips (60), 2 big bags of veg straw chips ( used 3/4 bag), celery (1 gal ziplock – used 3/4), carrots (2 gal ziplock – used 1)ranch dressing, salsa (3 jars – 3/4 of large one used) chips, hot Nacho Cheese (med crock pot – used 1/2) Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip (big crock pot – used 3/4) Cold Nacho Dip (4 pans – used 2) Apples (1/2 bushel – used 1/2) 4 gallon Apple Cidar, 2 gallon Unsweetened Iced Tea (ran out of drink — plus someone brought a gal or 2 – and no water from hotel)and Coffee. We got compliments all through out the day and some the whole weekend. We donated extras to YOUTH. Stelvideo donated $50 with 4 of our members donating 4 dozen cookies each, a member who donated the 4 cold nacho dip and the buffalo dip, and Darke Deputies donating 4 gal apple cider, 2 gal iced tea, 4 dozen sugar free cookies, the plates, napkins, coffee cups, and drink cups, the ranch, and half of the ind chips And the mini pumpkins and gourds for decorations. Drownings donated the apples.
Grange Conventions are so great!! They are the Heart of the Grange!! Can’t wait til National Grange Convention.