Friday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 18 will be the last two card parties of the summer. Potlucks start at 6:30 p.m. and we start playing 63 when the dishes are done or around 7 p.m. at Willow Grange #366 at 71 Washington Road, Jefferson. July 28 found seven adults and two kids for a card-playing night. It was very warm, so after three adults and two kids went to play at camp, since upstairs was hot, the other four people played a couple of hands, commented on the yummy food, and adjourned for the evening. Our prior party had 16 people, or four tables, playing cards until 9 p.m. It’s always interesting who shows up, and we do love visitors.
July 27 being the fourth Thursday of the month found 20 people enjoying a potluck meal of macaroni and cheese, chicken, summer squash, pasta salad, two green salads, chicken-salad finger rolls, coleslaw, rolls, and bread. Dessert was chocolate chip cookies, warm tapioca pudding, and a chocolate birthday cake for Deborah, Errol, and Joanne. Five visitors went home after supper, but it was nice to see new people. Meeting discussions were legislative. Keep listening for Obamacare fix, and Family Health chair reiterated that tick checks should be done daily, and thank goodness our member who had that distinctive bull’s-eye mark is feeling better. The program for the evening was “we’re going camping.” Skits were read, quizzes were done, and we tried singing the Camp Grenada song. I did enjoy the blond joke about the brunette, redhead, and blond that went camping for the weekend. The brunette brought the food, the redhead the water, and the blond brought a car door so she could roll down a window if she got hot. (You know you chuckled.) The lecturer’s raffle March winners were Laurie, Deborah, Joanne, Sally, and Sharon, who won eggs, five zucchini, five summer squash, strawberry jam, and strawberry jam, respectively. Oil had been delivered and the insurance bill was received, so it’s definitely time to have our Aug. 19 public supper. The menu will be baked beans, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, homemade rolls, and biscuits. And lots of salads and the best homemade pies. That’s Saturday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the hall: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10, and the little ones get in free. Funds raised also are used for our scholarship fund, other charities, and hall upkeep.
On Thursday, Aug. 10, we will attempt the Willow picnic, boat ride, and fireworks, and it’s advised to be at the Roberts camp around 6 p.m., especially if you want to swim first — and remember to bring food that will go with burgers and dogs. If we have another rainy night, we will meet at the hall.
Lincoln (County) Pomona Grange will be at Willow on Aug. 12 starting with the customary 6:30 p.m. supper, and then at 7:30 p.m., we will be conferring the Fifth Degree for any Grangers out there who would wish to join the county level that meets the second Saturday of the month. Lincoln Pomona is installing officers for the upcoming year on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Meenahga Grange in Waldoboro and Willow Grange officers will also be installed. Please bring extra food for the 6 p.m. potluck, as the installation team is coming down from Bangor and we don’t ask them to bring food.
Call Deborah at 549-3599 for more information. We’d love to see you at our Aug. 19 public supper or any of our Grange meetings.