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Family Activities News: Valentine’s Day

By Dawn Percoski, CT State Grange Family Activities Director

  February 1, 2023 --

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Now that the major holidays are behind us for a little while, we begin to get back to our normal routines. Have you gotten all your booster shots? If so and weather permitting, it’s nice to go to our Grange meetings in person. If not, maybe you can plan a special craft night. Consider having on hand the materials to make one of the sock creatures. You can print most directions off the internet. They can choose any one of a  number of patterns, snowman, bunny and gnomes are popular. When you are done, each member will have an entry into the Special contest! An- other idea is to have everyone bring a teacup and saucer. You can glue them together and decorate them for the special Big E Craft contest.

I actually went to Good Will and Allied Attic to get an assortment of flowers and leaves at little cost. It doesn’t take much and again; each person has an entry into this new contest at our State Needlework Contest.

If it’s something you can do ahead of time, send out a list of items that will be needed for the craft you chose and you can do a class virtually. Start with some- thing simple like making an ornament. Any items that are made can be sent up to the big E and counts towards your Family Activities and Community Service hours.

What other ideas can you come up with? How about a knitting or quilt circle? How about just an afternoon where everyone brings their unfinished projects. Sitting with others while having a nice social hour does wonders for our well-being as well as getting some good ideas for other crafts we might want to do.



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