July 2022


Greetings from the Quimper Grange.

We hope everyone is doing well. The hall has hosted a number of events and meetings this past month, with attendees acting responsibly around masking and ventilation, and our rental process running smoothly.

The Balkan Dance Party is planned for July 8 and July 22 this month at 7 pm. Only $5. Proof of vaccination, and masks depending on case count and Jefferson County Health recommendations.

Dessert Auction!
The Peninsula Granges are hosting their 2nd Annual Dessert Auction on Sat, July 23 at the Sequim Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Rd, Sequim, WA 98382. Donating a pie or a plate of cookies is a great way to support your local Quimper Grange – this event generously splits the proceeds between all the participating Granges. We need to provide at least 15 items. Last year we were given over $600! For details on contributing a dessert, contact Sheila Long at quimpergrange@gmail.com

Consider renting the Grange for your event or meeting. We have a great ventilation and air filtration system. Check the website for more info or leave a contact/question message at 360-531-0326.

Food Bank Garden
Irrigation has been installed all around the Garden, donated by Jean Ball. For your landscaping projects, you can contact her at 360.301.4415, and please tell her thanks for all her hard work for us.

The Garden needs extra help during with harvesting in July and Aug. If you can donate an hour or two, it would be greatly appreciated.We have seated jobs as well as bendy-over ones, no experience necessary. We have a lot of fun, and will train.

July 1 is "carrot day". Time to sow those seeds into the ground or large pots! Raised pots are handy to grow in – if the lip is around 2 feet high, it will deter the carrot rust fly. Otherwise, you’ll want to cover your carrot crop with Remay or other cover cloth. Stagger planting if you can ;every couple of weeks, ;and harvest carrots well into the fall.

Food Bank Growers has started plans for our Grow-A-Row fundraiser in Aug. If you have anything you can start or divide for the sale, contact Barbara at barbaratusting97@gmail.com.

Winter vegetable crops (kale, onions, sprouting broccoli, winter cabbages, etc) are being spotlighted with this sale, but ornamental plants are also welcome. We want to use this as an educational opportunity for our community to consider 'growing a row' for our food banks this winter, avoiding the deficit of produce we had last season.

Volunteers are always welcome at the Grange. There's a year-round supply of outdoor maintenance needed with mowing, weeding and mulching. The ramp and porch need some serious help, so the Grange is looking for decent lumber donations and carpentry skills. Goodies are provided for any work parties! Contact Barbara at barbaratusting97@gmail.com if you can spare any time.

We are grateful for donations of any amount to help with the cost of repairs and maintenance to the grange hall, keeping it accessible to the community. If you are able, please send a check to “Quimper Grange #720, 1219 Corona Ave., Port Townsend WA 98368“. Haven’t been by to see our beautiful new flooring? Contact Doug via email at quimpergrange@gmail.com and arrange a time.

Keep checking quimpergrange.com “Events Calendar” tab for (hopefully) soon, music jams and other dancing.

Happy 4th of July, and stay safe out there!