Quick Report…

There wasn’t much buffeting, but there was lots of eating! Last Saturday’s Italian Buffet probably can be considered an annual tradition and event–lots of folks who attended said they came last year and couldn’t miss it! If you did, it’s still not too late to help support the cause! We actually did have a few people drop off a donation even though they couldn’t stay to enjoy the food!

Write a check to Valley Grange and mark it “Smart Starts Program.” Mail it to Mary Annis, Valley Grange Secretary, 28 Orchard Road, Dover Foxcroft ME 04426. Also note that we’ll be collecting donations–cash or school supplies–at Grange events from now until late August. Let’s give our kids a smart start this year!

Volunteers Needed in Aroostook County…

Many hands needed for Maine Harvest for Hunger next Wednesday!

A very generous farmer in Houlton just notified the Penobscot County Extension office that he has thousands of pounds of peas and beans that he’s willing to donate to Maine Harvest for Hunger if volunteers are willing to come harvest. This is the first harvest of both crops – meaning it will be good pickin’!

Any time you can contribute would be much appreciated. The farmer estimated that an average picker would harvest approximately 15-twenty pounds an hour. Just think of the people you could help feed in just one hour!

If you are interested in helping out next Wednesday, August 1st (rain date the following day), please contact Kate Garland at the Penobscot County Extension office (katherine.garland@maine.edu) for details. Please provide your full name and phone number when you email and let Kate know your location if you are interested in carpooling.

Here’s a short video explaining the Harvest for Hunger Program:

Tell Kate you’re a Granger! Bless your pea pickin’ hands and heart!