Coming VERY soon!

Thursday, July 7–Pomona Picnic

We’re still on for Thursday… come any time after 5 PM—the grill will start at 6 PM… our auction promises to be fun… and we’ll finish up with the traditional marshmallow roast. Right now the weather forecast is “scattered thundershowers.” Let’s hope they are scattered somewhere besides Abbot! Complete details are posted here.

Friday, July 15–Monthly Meeting

In lieu of a traditional meeting, we’ll be supporting Pine Tree Hospice as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary from 5 – 8 on the Mayo Hospital Grounds. It’s a free family barbeque, entertainment and silent auction… should be a fun evening! We’ll meet there. If you have any questions about our participation, call Jim and Mary at 564-0820. This could end up being one of our “easiest” meetings this year!

July 16 Pomona Degree Day

This starts at 3 PM at Garland Grange and will include all granges in the area. New members who joined this year are especially encouraged to come… If you are part of the “degree team,” make sure you’ve reviewed your part in the manual. There will be a paid supper – we are being asked to help with desserts. Call Bill at 924-3537 or Jean at 924-3504 to see what’s needed.

July 22 Supper/Hootenanny

Summer fun! Enjoy a traditional baked bean suppah and some great music by Susan Ramsey and The North Country Strings… Supper starts at 5 PM, music starts at 7 PM. Come to one or both! Everything is by donation so this is definitely affordable family fun. Complete details are coming soon!

July 23-24 JD Foundation Yard Sale

Congratulations to Vic and Blaine for completing the bike ride across Maine for Suicide Awareness… They pedaled some 538 miles and made contact with a lot of people. After finishing up, Vic said, “In bicycling there’s always one more hill to climb and for people suffering from mental illness and depression I feel this is also true. Blaine and I were able to climb those hills because we were well prepared with great equipment. We as a society need to provide the needed tools and equipment to those suffering from these diseases so they too can climb their hills.” That is, of course, one of the points of the annual yard sale—to raise funds so they can provide tools and equipment to help people climb their hills. You can obviously help by attending and buying stuff, but note also that Vic and Cheryl could use some help getting ready, during the sale itself and after… their Yard Sale is “wicked huger” than Valley Grange’s! Send Cheryl an email with your offer to help and check out this post!

July 30 River Festival

Grange members and bookworm readers will be at the Valley Grange Information Booth… Come by and say “Hi!”