Judith Grover, Tent 17 DUVCW met at the Grange Hall on Monday, Nov. 12 for a regular meeting. Correspondence was read from National President regarding 2013 Nat’l Convention fundraising. The monument committee reported Marybeth Hoover designed posters to be placed around town to remind people to submit names for the Honor Roll. Elsie put them up. Options for placement of names on the Honor Roll were presented. It is hoped to have the names ready by end of year for the engraver.
Vicky delivered the Halloween candy to the South Paris Veterans Home. Another year of financial statements were sent to National. Members voted to keep the same officers for the next year. Eight members attend the Veterans recognition service on Oct 14 at Legion Hall. Five members attended Veterans Day service at Locke’s Mills Legion on Nov. 11. Helvi Cary also attended Veterans Day service at Oxford Hills.
Elsie and Sally will deliver items to Togus on Friday for their gift shop and veterans.
A beautiful poem by Pastor Jones was shared about a veteran. The mystery package went to Bessie House. Next meeting is Dec. 10 with exchange of gifts at Alice Hoyt’s.
Services at the Baptist Church are Sunday School at 9:15, Morning Worship at 10:30, Evening Service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at 6:30 is Prayer Meeting. Tuesday, Nov. 27 will be ladies meeting for coffee cups devotions at 9 a.m.
Looking ahead, there will be a Dec. 1 meeting at 10 a.m. to decorate the church for the Christmas Season. On Tuesday, Dec. 11 this church will be hosting the “Plant and Root Maine” rally. Time: 7 p.m. Fellowship time following the service.
Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. will be the Children’s Christmas program.
Happy Thanksgiving. This is a time to think of how blessed we are and the many things we have to be thankful for.
Franklin Grange 124 will meet on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. with a potluck lunch following.