Grange events for March

    Thursday, March 7, Valley Grange hosts the Piscataquis Pomona meeting. This meeting includes Granges from around the area and starts with a potluck at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting and program at 7 p.m. The Valley Grange is located at the corner of Butter Street and Guilford Center Road. For more information, call Bill Bemis at 924-3537.

    Wednesday, March 13, is the Grange Legislative Luncheon at the State Capitol. Jim and Mary Annis will be attending  and the tradition includes serving fudge to the legislators. If you can help provide some fudge, dig out your family recipe and get the results to Jim and Mary. Call them at 564-0820 for more information.

    Friday, March 15, new Grange members and guests are encouraged to attend “Degree Night” at the Garland Grange. Snacks will be served at 4 p.m., the gavel will fall at 5:30 p.m. This is a great program … even those who are already members should consider attending, because it’s great to be reminded of the lessons of the degrees. Each degree represents a season in the agricultural cycle and reinforces concepts introduced during the obligation given to new members. The Garland Grange is located on Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact Bemis at 924-3537.

    Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 22, is Ag Week and Valley Grange will be conducting Ag Literacy Activities in schools in collaboration with the PCSWCD and UMaine Extension. For more information visit Volunteers are needed for activities like making butter, tasting apples, and making dirt babies. Contact Walter Boomsma at 343-1842 for more information.

    Friday, March 22, Valley Grange will conduct a Newspapers in Education Assembly at PCES to announce the winners of this year’s ad contest. The assembly is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria at PCES, 25 Campus Drive in Guilford. Visit the Valley Grange website ( or contact Boomsma (343-1842) for more information.

    Friday, March 22, Valley Grange celebrates an “Eggstravaganza” to wrap up Agriculture Week. We’ll have a fantastic potluck supper at 6 p.m. (featuring egg dishes, no doubt) and program at 7 p.m. will include highlights of the GrowME activities from the week, a visit from a virtual chicken to show how eggs are formed and a display of old farm tools and implements. Look in your barn for something to bring. Visit the Valley Grange website ( or contact Walter Boomsma (343-1842) for more information.

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