See You at the Fair?!

The photo doesn’t do it justice… there’s a lot to see in this year’s Valley Grange Fair Exhibit! We’ve returned to the “then and now” theme… comparing items of today with items of yesteryear… and of course, there’s an opportunity to get familiar with the many programs we have. Stop by the Grange Building and check it out! The Piscataquis Valley Fair is on until Sunday afternoon…

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Bringing Home the Blue

20140823_71SMValley Grange left the Piscataquis Valley Fair and brought home the Blue Ribbon for it’s “Then and Now” Grange booth.  The display also turned out to be a traffic stopper as some of the older folks remembered… and some of the younger folks said, “What is that?!” Telephones seemed to be of particular interest with children and grandchildren expressing disbelief that their parents and grandparents actually talked “into those things.”

The display also featured information about Valley’s many community service efforts ranging from Words for Thirds Dictionary Days to Coups for Troops. Examples of handcrafts and agriculture rounded out the display which remained in place throughout the fair.

The display was assembled by Mary and Jim Annis, Janice Boomsma, Linda Erwin, and Bob Carroll in the hopes fair-goers would enjoy the contrasts and learn more about the Grange.

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August Events

Note that due to a number of conflicts and full schedules, the business meeting scheduled for August 5 has been cancelled. Because events are submitted well in advance  it will show up in newspapers. Any questions, contact Master Jim.

Thursday, August 4th Piscataquis Pomona meets at Dexter Grange. Potluck Supper starts at 6 PM, meeting at 7 PM.

Friday, August 19th is our collaborative Italian Dinner from 5 – 7 PM–get a great dinner and help the Smart Starts Project. Members will want to stay after dinner for Officer Installation at 7 PM. For that matter, non members may want to stay too!

Piscataquis Valley Fair  set up will take place Wednesday, August 24th at a time to be announced… contact Mary Annis with your ideas and offers to help. By the way, if you pick up a fair book, please note that for some reason the information submitted for this year did not get printed.