Leesville Grange News
Leesville Grange 2078/Crawford Co. Pomona Grange 36 met at the Jefferson Township Fire Department on Oct. 4 for a potluck meal and to plan the 2016-2017 Grange year. Chaplain Dorothy Eckert offered prayer before the meal. Master/President Donald Graf presided over the meeting.
Legislative report was Donald Graf and Kathie Burkman will be delegates to the Ohio State Grange Convention and on the Grange Activities committee for review of resolutions. The convention is Oct 20-23 at the Holiday Inn in Worthington. The resolutions that we will be reviewing were discussed. Tom Laughbaum was appointed legislative chairman.
Family Activities Chairperson Priscilla Laughbaum reported on community service projects, including comfort toys for Childrens Hospital, Case for Smiles cancer pillow case, coupons for military, collection of eyeglasses and Project Linus blanket.
The Deaf Activities Chairman thanked everyone who brought hats and gloves for the Ohio School of the Deaf. A donation of school supplies will be taken to the convention.
Community Services Chairman announced the Make-A-Difference project at the Ohio State Grange Convention bringing paper products and non-perishable food items for Southeast Ohio Food Bank. Monetary donation was given to Flying Horse Farms in Mount Gilead. Pill bottles with labels removed will be taken to the Ohio State Grange convention for Matthew 25 Ministries.
The Ohio State Grange announced the new theme for the 2016-2017 Grange Year will be “Celebrating 150 Years of Giving Our Best.”
An appeal for aid was received from Little Muskingum Grange 2621 in Washington County.
The next regular Leesville Grange meeting will be at the Calvary UCC Church in Crestline on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Bring items for the Crestline Community Christmas: non-perishable food, paper products, toys and winter clothing. Lunch will be pie, coffee and hot chocolate.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent 91
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent 91 met for its regular meeting Oct. 5 at the home of Marilyn Sipes. The meeting was opened in regular form with president Cathy Brown in charge.
The only communication was “The Veteran” newsletter. Melanie Baker, chairman of the recent Ohio District Meeting, thanked everyone for their work and support. The meeting was a success.
Relief report included: one flowers for deceased, 16 personal visits, 101 cheer cards sent and 122 volunteer hours served.
We were happy to reinstate into membership Donna Yaussy. Welcome!
For the Good of the Order, an article titled “FOE 928 Receives Battle Flag” was read. Also presented for viewing, was a program from the “Lincoln Sesquicentennial Funeral Train” held April 29, 2015 in Morrow County.
Mystery gift was won by Janice Cass. Refreshments were served by Marilyn Sipes. The next meeting will be Nov. 1, at the home of Judy Sanders.