Santa Needs Some Helpers

This year there’s an attempt being made to coordinate the many efforts to help families and children in the area during the holidays. Toys for Tots, Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis, Three Rivers Kiwanis, Penquis and Maine’s Best are just a few examples… of the great programs being done. You can find a bit more information about the coordination efforts  at www.piscataquisresources.org. Valley Grange is currently considering what role we might take, and thought we’d share this resource with other organizations in the area.  There are lots of ways we can help both as individuals and as organizations:

  • Become a partner
  • Become a drop off location
  • Run a Piscataquis Santa Drive
  • Make a donation of gifts or cash
  • Host an employee or volunteer in-house drive
  • Offer to volunteer as a Santa’s Helper
  • Create a fund-raiser for the project.

So let’s not leave others out of our Holiday Plans… time’s a-wastin’ and there aren’t that many days left! Visit the resource web site or email jmacomber@penquis.org for more information.

S.A.D. 41 Dictionary Day!

webstudentenc2It’s now official! Friday, November 2oth is Dictionary Day for S.A.D. 41! Many thanks to all the teachers and administration for their cooperation it helping us come up with a schedule! This time we do a “traveling road show” that puts us at the Marion Cook School in Lagrange at 8:30 AM, then on to Milo at 10:00 AM. After that, there might be time to stop for coffee on the way to Brownville for our 11:00 AM program. We’ll be handing out a total of over fifty dictionaries during this trip!

Based on our current plan this will complete our program for this year and while I haven’t completed a final tally, we’ll have placed the familiar red book “from Monson to Milo” and, I think, distributed close to 175.

A special thanks goes to almost member Roger Ricker for helping with our “set.” It seems in my haste to build a holder for the staves (try as she might, Nat just doesn’t have enough hands) I messed up the size of the holes! Roger got crafty (and in this case that doesn’t mean sneaky) and we now have a great stand! Thanks, Roger!