Valley Grange Takes Third Place at Fair!

Valley Grange extends hands of friendship and invites you to consider joining us!

While eyeing the yellow ribbon hanging on the wall, Valley Grange Master Jim Annis complimented booth planners Mary Annis and Janice Boomsma and noted, “We’ve captured more prizes than just a ribbon! The theme this year is “many hands of the Grange and we’ve joined hands to demonstrate once again that Valley’s ‘can do’ attitude gets the job done…”

Ok, ok… that’s called “editorial license” and giving the story a “slant.” The facts are that there were only three Grange Booths in competition and South Sangerville received the first place blue ribbon; Garland Grange the second place red. And since this is OUR site, we’re allowed to slant the story and even suggest that we’re convinced we had the most fun planning and putting the booth together! The guys had some “very important jobs” during construction… and it really was a team effort.

Exhibits remain in place until Sunday… so when you visit the “fayuh” this year, stop by and see what the Grange is doing! Neighboring East Somerset Pomona also has a display and the Piscataquis Pomona booth offers information about all the Granges in the area.

While you are at the fayuh, wander through the 4-H building and check out the kid’s work… and don’t miss the special tribute to 4-H leader and volunteer Linda Whitten. Most know Linda recently lost her battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed by many and it would be more than appropriate to honor her memory by spending some time there.  An even greater honor would be to consider volunteering a few hours of time to work with 4-H… introduce yourself to a leader and get acquainted!

If distance or other factors keep you from visiting this celebration of agriculture in person, check out the daily photos being posted by Judy Wilbur Craig, visit the Fair website, or get the news at the DailyME site.