RUMFORD – The first meeting since December of Oxford Pomona Grange took place March 2 hosted by Rumford Grange 115 in Rumford Center. State officers recognized were Deputy James Lowe and Historian and Legislative Committee member, Stan Howe.

The fifth degree will be offered at Franklin Grange 124 in Bryant Pond when the Pomona meeting takes place there on April 6. At that time Harold and Millie Parsons, state assistant and lady assistant steward, will inspect the work.

Standing and special committee chairmen gave reports. The Committee on Women’s Activities reported having contributed funds to the state agricultural scholarship fund and the Youth and Junior chairmen reported having sent thousands of dollars worth of cents-off coupons to military bases overseas.

It was announced that Steward Wendell Easter was having knee replacement surgery.

The secretary announced that the annual Maine-New Hampshire night would take place at 7 p.m. May 15 at Lakeside Grange in Harrison.

Resolutions of respect were read for Arlene Farr of West Paris Grange and Irma Jack of Norway Grange, both of whom passed away since the last Pomona, meeting.

The literary program was presented by Stan Howe and Jim Love who had visited Netherlands last November. Howe gave some history and gave handouts which could be studied. Then Love showed some slides of the Netherlands.

The next meeting will be April 6 at Franklin Grange in Bryant Pond after a 6:30 supper.

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