Pomona Plays and Picnics

Over the river and through the woods… about thirty folks came from far and wide for the Annual Piscataquis Pomona Picnic at the Boomsma’s Abode… We think we had three Pomonas represented as well as a number of Granges and some “non grange” folks too! Harley served as gatekeeper, vacuum cleaner, and a source of occasional amusement.

We raised some fun and we raised some funds… the auction fattened up our treasurer by approximately $100 thanks to some competitive bidding on some unusual items. While Dot Hutchins of Ripley was after one item, she observed to her competing bidder, “Well, I don’t know you.” Cheryl Morin from Valley replied, “You will before we leave.” Auctioneer Walter reminded folks, “There are no friends at auctions.”

Valley Grange’s collection box for Smart Starts for Students got a little fuller… as did everyone’s stomach, thanks to those who brought a wide variety of “potluck picnic” food. The weather was perfect and we didn’t end up feeding very many mosquitoes. Thanks to all who made this annual event a success!

Volunteer Opportunity

There’s just two weeks left until Valley Grangers Vic and Cheryl Morin hold the annual JD Foundation Yard Sale… they are looking for help from the 13th through the sale… 2 hours, 4 hours, any amount of time will help. Cheryl says, “We are doing things different and setting up clothing in the barn… We will be cleaning everything out of the barn this week and starting to get the clothes out to hang, or put on tables. And which one of us doesn’t like dealing with clothes? We have a ton, and I mean a ton. All nice things…” During the sale they still need people to sell gift basket tickets, 50/50 tickets and run the ice cream station!! We have Butterfield’s ice cream again this year!!! Give Cheryl a call if you can help. You’ll of course be raising money for suicide awareness… call Cheryl at 876-2295 or 343-1732.

The Yard Sale runs from 8 AM until 4 PM on Friday-July 22, Saturday-July 23, and Sunday-July 24… right at the four corners in downtown Abbot!