Square Dance; "American Meat" movie & Conversation With Local Meat Producers; Contra Dance; Jefferson County Historical Society Exhibit for Grange Month

April 11th,7:30 Square Dance and Social 

Caller Anne Marie Schaefer
Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Anne Marie Schaefer is calling the Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social on Saturday, April 11th.  Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals will be hitting the strings and rocking the dancers with southern tunes. Square dance your hearts out. All dances taught. Live music for every dance. Family friendly. Partners not necessary. 7:30 $5.00 for adults, 16 and under free.

April 12th (Sunday) 7:00 PM "American Meat" Screening and Local Meat Conversation
“American Meat” a recent documentary about meat production in America is a thought-provoking documentary of meat production throughout the country and recent innovations in the industry that show promise for a more healthful, humane and sustainable future for the production of meat. More information at: http://www.americanmeatfilm.com/our_documentary 

After seeing “American Meat" viewers can talk with local meat producers who will share their experiences producing healthy meat for our community. They will also share their ideas about expanding the range of locally grown and processed meat products available in our area. Among the local producers will be John Bellow and interns from Spring Rain Farm, Roger Short from Short’s Family Farm and Janet Aubin from Finnriver Farm.

This event is free and open to everyone. Donations will be gladly accepted to help maintain the Quimper Grange Hall. Questions? Call Marla 385-6924

April 18th,7:30 3rd Saturday Contra Dance
Henceforth Quimper Grange will be sponsoring 3rd Saturday Contra Dances. 
The April dance features AIRSTREAM TRAVELER playing tunes and Carol Piening, from Olympia will be calling.
Info: Jo at 385-0456

April is Grange Month 

To honor the occasion Quimper Grange and Chimacum Grange have collaborated displaying artifacts from the past in the foyer of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Jefferson County used to be home to five Granges: Uncas, Qulicene Rhododendron, Chimacum and Quimper but only two remain, those with halls of their own: Chimacum Grange # 681 and Quimper Grange #720. Within their walls are held the collective memories of community: celebrations of the milestones of life from baby showers to memorial services; potlucks, political forums, concerts, whatever is suited to an unpretentious public space.

In earlier days the Grange took on big challenges working to improve the lives of rural folks. Many goals have been achieved and are now taken for granted; for example the Grange initiated the Cooperative movement in the United States. One of the Grange’s stated purposes was “buying together, selling together and in general acting together for mutual protection”. We have Public Power because of the Grange, better roads; the Grange initiated Rural Free Delivery of mail, Extension Service and agricultural education in schools; the Pure Food and Drug Act, the Wool Products Labeling Act and local Granges weighed in on labeling of butter substitutes.

These days Jefferson County Granges have a more local focus and take pride in being of service to the community.