October 2020

Happy Fall All!

This missive is later than usual because we had important decisions at our monthly meeting and I wanted to share afterwards.

Through the research and hard work of Phil Burwell we now have a ventilation system designed with parts listed and costed out, and steps to take to meet State Guidelines! It will feature quiet Merv-13 filter fans, automated bathroom fans and lights, automatic hand sanitizer dispensers at the doors, signage, and updated cleaning protocols.  Once all is done our hall can open at 30% capacity, allowing groups of up to 45 plus the hosts.

This means that we may be able open before the end of the year!!!

All of this will cost around $5000.  We have applied for a grant, but any donations will be most welcome and will go to operating expenses for amounts above the cost of the new system. Checks can be mailed to Quimper Grange  1219 Corona St  Port Townsend  WA 98368. We have a locking mailbox on the property.

A new extension of the covered work area out back for processing the food from our Food Bank Garden is underway and the garden itself has been producing like crazy with the help of you much-appreciated volunteers.  More are always welcome!  Another upcoming project is a new hoop house.

Contact joyount@olypen.com to volunteer for either/both of these.  Jo can also use your kitchen scraps if you do not compost at home.

Thank goodness for the ability to meet online.  But I can hardly wait to meet in person again!

Take care, wear your mask, wash your hands, and keep active!  And as a friend says, practice safe six :)

Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President