WILTON – Franklin Grange 50 held the first meeting at its hall on April 9. There were many State Grange officers present.

The meeting was the yearly Committee of Women’s Activities session. Charles J. Hargenrader, a member of United Maine Craftsmen and owner of Maine Woodturnings Plus in Livermore Falls, gave a demonstration of projects.

Hargenrader showed the group steps in making bowls of many shapes, sizes and finishes. He explained that he had a woodstove in his cellar and didn’t need to cut woodlots. His projects range in a variety of shapes and sizes.

A potluck lunch preceded the meeting. The meeting started at 2 p.m. with women guests filling the chairs. State CWA Director Dolores Moore was escorted to the master’s station.

The winners of the molasses cookie contest were Lincoln Flagg for the men and Karen Flagg for the women. They will submit their entries at the Pomona level on Thursday, May 12, at New Sharon Grange.

Master Mike Flagg spoke of renovations that have been done and described the next steps. Eva Jewell shared the letters and the pin that she had received from the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Thelma Frost played a medley of songs on her keyboard, and the group held a silver march, with several hand-made items for prizes.

Arthur Herbert, Terry and Harriet Spencer, State Grange members, were the judges for the cookie contest, and each received a flower arrangement as a thank-you. Betty Chatfield, former member of the Maine State Grange CWA, attended.

Filling the chairs were Vicki Huff, state Pomona; Mavis Lane, junior deputy; Harriet Spencer, junior deputy; Yvette Herbert, state secretary; Sandra Moon, chief junior deputy.


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