Piscataquis Pomona Picnic Fun and Fund Raiser

It’s the fifth or sixth (who’s been counting?) annual Piscataquis Pomona Picnic at the Boomsma’s! This year the date is July 1st, Thursday. The official start time (for eating) is 6 PM, but folks are welcome to arrive a bit before that… you can sit and commune with nature, throw some horseshoes, feed the mosquitoes… a host of activities will be available for your pleasure.  If you can find the Abbot Post Office, you can find the festivities… just head down River Road on the left across from the Abbot PO… it’s the second house on the right, 17 River Road. No, we don’t know why it’s called River Road if it runs Kingsbury Stream!

Bring lawn games and lawn/folding chairs! It’s a Potluck Picnic… the grill will be going and Walter and Janice will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and should have plenty of condiments… you might bring a casserole, salad, dessert to share. We usually have plenty of food, so don’t think bringing something is a requirement!

How much for this hat?

The auction probably won’t put Christies out of business… although we always have some classics… it’s really sort of an opportunity to get rid of junk, have some fun, and raise a little money for worthy causes. Some stuff shows up every year and just changes hands. Who’s got the duck basket this year? (We always sell at least one funny hat… and one year we had a book by Margaret Chase Smith that almost got autographed.)

Remember, you do not have to be a Grange Member to attend this… and it’s a great opportunity for some good old-fashioned fun with some good old-fashioned folk. Well-behaved children are welcome and might be enlisted as auction helpers. Poorly behaved children will be auctioned off as slaves.

Any questions about the event can be directed to Janice or Walter either by email or at 876-4131. We don’t require an RSVP, but it does help us plan if we have some idea who’s coming! Bring a friend — if you don’t have one come and make one!

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