April is Grange Month — Find a Place to Celebrate!

Okay, we’re not so altruistic that we won’t try to convince you to come to a Valley Grange Event first… but we also thought you’d like to know what’s going on in the area! This is a great month to get acquainted — or reacquainted — with the Grange! No doubt there are many other Grange Meetings and events going on… if you hear of something not posted here let me know and I’ll add it!

Thursday, April 1 Piscataquis Pomona meets at Valley Grange for Potluck Supper at 6 PM, meeting to follow at 7 PM. Contact Pomona Master Bill Bemis at 924-3537 for additional information.

 Friday, April 2 Valley Grange meets for regular business meeting at 7 PM… members and volunteers are encouraged to come a bit early and help with “spring cleaning.”

Thursday, April 8, auditions for the Bangor Grange Talent Show will be held from 6:oo PM until 8:00 PM. Talent show is scheduled on April 17. For more information, please call Rolf at 973-3976. Bangor Grange Hall is located on Ohio Street in Bangor.

Friday, April 9 Garland Grange conducts its first Public Supper in 2010 with members serving from 5 PM to 7 PM. Menu includes roast beef, potato, vegetables, homemade bread and desserts. ALL YOU CAN EAT. Price is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5 to 12, under age 5 FREE. Bring in one nonperishable food item for local food cupboard to receive $1.00 off your meal. Proceeds from supper to benefit Garland Grange Building Fund and community service projects. Garland Grange Hall is located on Oliver Hill Road. These suppers are well-known and attended!

Saturday, April 10 Ammadamast Grange holds an Open House Extravaganza from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM… Secretary of State Matt Dunlap will be present to honor the occasion. Grange Hall is located on Route 188 (46 Lowell Road) in Enfield. Contact Steve Grey, 732-4682 for more information.

Sunday, April 11 Garland Grange holds a Family Fun Day from 1:30 am to 4 pm. Families invited for food and fun. Lunch will be on sale from 11:30 am to 1 pm, followed by an afternoon of indoor family friendly games. Families are welcome to arrive anytime during afternoon. For more information, please call Lisa Newman at 924-4010.

Sunday, April 11 Maine State Junior Grange Meeting at State Headquarters in Augusta, 2 PM. FMI contact Sue Hackett, State Jr/Youth Director for more information.

Monday, April 12 Queen City Grange  holds their regular meeting. Potluck Supper at 6:00 PM, Program begins at 7:00 PM. Grange Hall is located at 1192 Ohio Street, Bangor. Contact Tim Wilson at 285-7906 for more information.

Tuesday, April 13 Parkman Grange will hold an open-house in celebration of Grange Month and to show off all the recent repairs and renovations. Program starts at 7:00 PM and will include a brief presentation regarding the Grange’s role in modern communities. Parkman Grange Hall is located at the four corners in Parkman. For additional information contact Elizabeth Morin at 876-3300 or Don Pepin at 343-0274.

Friday, April 16, Valley Grange will celebrate Guilford Primary School with a Community Citizen Award Ceremony. Potluck Supper starts at 6 PM, Program begins at 7:30 PM. For program information contact Lecturer Walter Boomsma. Download the flyer from the Valley Grange web site — upper right hand corner.

Saturday, April 17, Maine State Junior Grange will hold a contest day at State Headquarters starting at 1:00 PM. FMI contact Sue Hackett, State Jr/Youth Director.

Saturday April 17 Bangor Grange will host a Farmers Fair from 12:00 to 5:30 – they are hoping to have about 10 local farmers showing and talking about their local products. Contact Rolf at 973-3976 or Brenda at 356-1172 for more information—they’d especially like to hear from farmers who’d like to participate. Bangor Grange Hall is located on Ohio Street in Bangor. Extension Service Folks will be present with lots of information… this is a great opportunity to learn about local farms and produce!

Saturday, April 17th Bangor Grange will sponsor a Talent Show at 7 PM. Auditions will be held on April 8th. The auditions and the show will be at the Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio Street. Pam Martin is heading this up and we know that it’ll be a great show. Tickets for the show will be $7.00 each but contestants and family will not be charged. For more information, please call Rolf at 973-3976.

Saturday, April 17th Parkman Grange hosts a benefit supper 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM and concert by the group American Roots following. all proceeds being given to the family of David and Christine Hession… The Grange is also running a great raffle with too many prices to list… call Pat Johnson at 876-3304 for information about the raffle.  An account for the family has been established at the Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union, PO Box 697, Guilford ME 04443 for those who wish to donate directly to the Hession Family. For information about the supper and concert, contact Grange Master Liz Morin at 876-3300.

Saturday April 24, Valley Grange continues to celebrate Grange Month with a community service project… members will assemble at the Boss Cemetery in Dover Foxcroft to “spruce things up.” Time to be determined… for more information contact Mary Annis, Community Service Chairperson.

Saturday, April 24 Maine State Junior Grange Bowling Tournament. FMI contact Sue Hackett, State Jr/Youth Director.  You can bowl anywhere—send your score sheet to Sue Hackett with a $2 entry fee by May 15th.

Saturday, April 24, Penobscot Pomona meets at Queen City Grange for CWA Night. Paid supper at 6:00 PM, meeting at 7:00 PM. Contact Dolores Moore for more information.

April Bookworm Schedule

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.

~ Daniel J. Boorstin ~

Thursday, April 1 – Mr. BoomsmaReading is fun!

Tuesday, April 6 – Mr. Boomsma

Thursday, April 8 – Mr. Downing 

Tuesday, April 13 – Mrs. Goodman

Thursday, April 15 – Mr. Boomsma

Friday, April 16 – Calling all bookworms to Celebrate Guilford Primary School!!!

Tuesday, April 20 & Thursday April 22 –Vacation Week

Thursday, April 27 – Miss Erwin

Tuesday, April 29 – Mrs. Marsh