Wayside Grange Theatre news

    DEXTER — The Dexter Wayside Grange Theatre at the meeting on May 9 made plans to welcome Ken and Jane Brooks for their May 25 appearance. A full house is expected to enjoy old fashioned classic country music along with songs the Brooks’ have written.

    The Talent Night committee reports they now have an hour of skits being prepared but need more talent for acting and musical presentations.
    The community band will be using the Grange stage for practice beginning on June 11. They will do a concert at the Grange in September.
    Charlie Haiss will provide dinner music at the next Grange supper. There was a lengthy discussion regarding improvements to the supper sign which is posted along the roadside advertising the monthly meal.
    Chester Bekier reported a number of cracked and broken windows throughout the building that require replacing  and glazing. Repairs to the broken windows in the dining hall will be done first. Concern was expressed about the construction of the steps leading up the front porch.
    The May schedule for mowing the Grange lawn was set. Grange Master Pearson, had the honor of the first mowing of the season on May 11.
    It was voted to resume payments on the loan to the Maine State Grange. It was agreed to remove the overgrown arborvitae trees that were planted some years ago in front of the porch. They are now quite large and are causing a moisture problem with the wood of the porch.
    The matter of concert admission fees to be paid by Wayside Grange members was discussed. It was voted that Grange members working at the concert can choose either to attend the show for free or pay half or full admission price. Non-working member can attend the show for half or full price.
    The next meeting will be June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Wayside Grange.

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