Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August 2022

Greetings from Quimper Grange

We hope everyone is dealing with the heat.



The hall has received another needed facelift thanks to the volunteer labor of the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Boeing Bluebills. Our Grange purchased the materials and they built a new, longer and shallower, ramp entry. Also, our sagging porch was leveled and has new support structures and steps. The landing has been raised by a couple of inches so that it is now even with the sill. Now entry with a wheelchair or a walker is much easier and more convenient. Thank You, Bluebills!


And appreciation to the Grange members who removed the old ramp, performed clean up, provided extra materials as needed, and stopped by to offer support to the work crew. Thanks to Phil, Doug, Barney, Dave, Deborah, Barbara, J.J., and George.


Dessert Auction
The Peninsula Granges hosted their 2nd Annual Dessert Auction on Sat, July 23 at the Sequim Grange Hall. Our Grange members contributed a variety of baked goods, from Seedy Whole Grain Bread to Chocolate Ganache! They had a great turnout, and the shared proceeds netted over $900 for the Quimper Grange alone.

Folkdancing
We are continuing to have our 2nd and 4th Friday Balkan Dance Party. Starts 7pm, $5. Some instruction, sometimes some live music! Proof of current vaccination required.

Rentals
Consider renting our Grange hall 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
August 12 is "spinach day". Sow those seeds directly into the ground and keep well-watered during the heat. For other fall-appropriate plants, visit the Food Bank Grower’s Grow-A-Row fundraiser Aug 20, 10 – 2, 206 Hancock St in PT. There are plenty of winter vegetable crops (kale, onions, sprouting broccoli, winter cabbag-es, etc.) for sale, along with ornamental plants. We want to encourage our community to consider 'growing a row' for our food banks this winter, avoiding the produce shortage that we saw last winter.

Volunteering
Volunteers are always welcome at the Grange or the Garden. There's a year-round supply of outdoor maintenance needed with mowing, weeding and mulching. Goodies are provided for work parties! Contact Barbara at barbaratusting97@gmail.com if you can spare 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. Curious about the hall or grounds? Contact Doug via email at quimpergrange@gmail.com and arrange a time to be shown around.

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