May 6th (Wednesday) 3:00 PM
Quimper Grange Receives Preservation Award
Jefferson County Historical Society will present this year’s Preservation Awards on Wed May 6th at the Quimper Grange hall. It is indeed a great honor for the volunteer efforts of Quimper Grange to be recognized at this year’s ceremony.
“The awards honor individuals and organizations that restore original structures and preserve traditions that form the historic fabric of Jefferson County.
Two types of awards are presented. The Mary P. Johnson Award is given to historic structure projects that meet the Secretary of Interior’s high standards for restoration. Certificates of Appreciation are given for a variety of preservation and restoration projects and are not limited to physical structures.”
All are invited to attend the awards event. For more information: http://www.jchsmuseum.org/Programs/HistoricPreservationAwards.html
In addition to Quimper Grange members who have contributed untold hours caring for our hall there are two businesses that we would like to acknowledge: Edensaw Woods and Henery Hardware. These generous businesses have given us substantial discounts on materials and provided us with crucial advice.
May 9th, 7:30 LAST SQUARE DANCE OF THE SEASON
Joanne Pontrello calls squares and related sets with rocking old time tunes from the Rose Street
|Caller Joanne Pontrello|
|The Rose Street Ramblers|
on Water Street
|The Rose Street Ramblers|
on Rose Street
May 16th, 7:30 THIRD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE
Grange Month Highlights:
Grange Month was busy. In April we hosted visitors from San Juan Island Grange # 966 for a Sunday brunch; sponsored a square dance; a contra dance; and our Grange month program, a screening of the movie “American Meat’ followed by a conversation about local meat production.
San Juan Island Granger's Visit
Roger Ellison, and his wife, Anita Barreca joined Quimper Grangers for a delicious Sunday morning brunch on April 12th. It was a great opportunity to “talk Grange” and share ideas and inspiration. We discussed approaches to attracting new members and what we do to pay for upkeep and improvements of our halls. Roger brought copies of resolutions SJIG #966 will be taking to the state convention and we discussed the resolution process and how it can work locally. One of San Juan Island Granges member benefits is buying seed in bulk and selling them under their own label.
“ American Meat “ and Local Meat Conversation Follow-up
There is a lot to learn about the ins and outs of locally produced meat. We were fortunate that four Chimacum Valley meat producers were able to talk about the