Valley Grange Needs Some Help!

figure_paintingWe are taking advantage of a great opportunity to have some “Helping Hands” from the Mountainview Youth Development Center come and help us paint our dining hall! Things have been looking a little tired and no one can remember the last time it was painted.

It seems especially important that we get this done before our next big Community Potluck Supper on Friday, May 16th! This is also the evening we’ll be announcing our 2014 Community Citizen of the Year!

We’re hoping we can get some help from the community! There are at least two opportunities to help and we have jobs suitable for everyone!

Tuesday, April 22nd is our “Preparation Day” when we’ll ready things for our painting crew. I’ll be at the hall in the morning and put the coffee on… probably around 10 AM since I have to pick up supplies first. Some of the jobs we need to complete:

  • Taking down curtains and pictures.
  • Removing remnants of tape, etc. from walls and woodwork.
  • Priming water-stained areas.
  • Removing cabinet and some door hardware.
  • Some general cleaning.
  • Stacking and removing chairs.

It’s not real heavy work for the most part and we’ll try to make it fun. Come for an hour or come for the day. If we get far enough ahead, we might even be able to start some of the painting!

Thursday, April 24th is the day our “Helping Hands” crew will arrive and the rollers start spinning and brushes start brushing . Our crew will arrive around 8 AM and we need help with cheerleading as well as some extra hands to help with trim, etc. Depending on how quickly things go we may need help late in the afternoon putting things back together–re-installing cabinet hardware, etc.

sweeping_the_floorIn terms of tools and supplies… we should have plenty of brushes and rollers (if you have a favorite, you’re welcome to bring it)… we may need help with things like stools and short ladders, a few scrapers, etc.

On Thursday, we are supplying lunch for the helping hands crew and all who help… pizza! If you’d like to help by bringing desserts or drinks, great! You can check with Mary Annis (564-0820) or Janice Boomsma (343-1496) regarding the lunch arrangements. Food can be dropped off any time after 8 AM if you can’t stay to help.

Speaking of help, we owe a special thanks to Lovell’s Hardware in Guilford for assistance with paint and supplies… and to Ray who is definitely the man to talk to if you’re considering a painting project!

For additional information about the project, email or call Walter Boomsma (343-1842). Remember, Valley Grange is located at the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road.

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