We’re Ready for Community Night!

Party 3 (640x464)Well, almost! While this photo doesn’t show it (you’ll have to come see), the stage is painted and looking great! Members are reminded we still have some “primping” to do… and those who can are asked to stop by Friday (17th) afternoon and find a project–sweeping, dusting, setting tables, etc. Our celebration of community begins at 6 PM with a potluck supper… and continues with a 7 PM program that’s sure to please as we honor the Piscataquis Observer and WABI-TV 5 for their service to our communities.

Remember, this is a family friendly event and the price is right–all it “costs” is a few hours of your time! (If you can, bring a dish to share for potluck.) In exchange, you’ll get a great meal, a warm sense of community, some laughs and a chance to see friends old and new.

An audio-visual presentation will surprise you when you discover the value of “Just Five Minutes.” Look for a traffic jam at the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road on Friday-because that’s where Valley Grange is located!

“I can write!”

SeDo drwIn case you hadn’t heard, we’re “hitting the schools” again… this time with thesauruses, rhyming dictionaries, and workbooks for the third grade classrooms where we placed dictionaries last fall. This has been possible thanks to the hard work of Janice Boomsma who heads up our annual “Meat or Heat Raffle” to raise the funds we need to place a dictionary in the hands of every third grader in SAD 4, SAD 68, and SAD 41. This year we had some money left over so we decided to purchase these classroom reference books. A recent packet of thank you notes brought a number of smiles… one scholar promised to “use the books for the 25 days of school we have left.” (Yeah, but who’s counting?) and third grade teacher Mrs. Kennedy advised us “…this is their first time writing an entire letter (or anything) in cursive.”

It is truly exciting and rewarding to be part of the kids learning and development! And, did I mention it’s fun?!