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From The Lecturer's Desk
Celebrate Winners / Time for the NE Lecturersí Conference

By Marge Bernhardt, CT State Grange Lecturer

  JULY 3, 2013 --

It was nice seeing so many of you at Let’s Celebrate.  What a great way to celebrate the Grange and all that it stands for.  

We had a great turnout for our Photo Contest with a lot of quality photos.  The winners were:

America The BeautifulGail Prelli, Riverton Grange; Diane Clark, Meriden Grange; Sandra Peterson, Lyme Grange; HM  Lois Evankow, Lyme Grange

Animals: Charles Bierce, Riverton Grange*; Gail Prelli, Riverton Grange; Susan Belle-Isle, Riverton Grange; HM   Barbara Foskett, Cheshire Grange

Grangers in Action: Lois Evankow, Lyme Grange; Susan Belle-Isle, Riverton Grange; Cathy Russi, Colchester Grange

Family Celebrations: Deborah Sharpe, Ekonk Grange; Shirley Moore, Riverton Grange; Barbara Foskett, Cheshire Grange

Historic Places or Events; Susan Belle-Isle, Riverton Grange; Cathy Russi, Colchester Grange; Edith Schoell, Manchester Grange

*Charles Bierce’s picture of his dog was named Best in Show and will now go onto National Grange for judging.

The theme for our “A Number” Contest was “Gardening in Connecticut.  The winners were:

1- Mountain County Pomona with a skit called “Garden Talk”

2- Fairfield County Pomona with an original poem called “A Connecticut Garden”

3- Quinebaug Pomona with a skit named “The Grange Garden”.

Mountain County has been asked to do their skit Monday night at Lecturers’ Conference. Monday night is when Connecticut puts on its’ program and a lot of people are needed.  Please let me know if you can help.   If you didn’t see Mountain Counties skit, this is a must see at the conference.

Our Talent Winners were:

1- The Cousins 102 from New Haven County Pomona singing “Dona Nobis Pacen, and,

2- Geno Piacentini singing “Moon River”

Our Talent winners have been asked to perform Tuesday night at Lecturers’ Conference.  This is the night we all dress up in orange and have a little friendly competition between the States.  Knowing Connecticut Grangers I am sure you can make more noise, etc. than the other States.

As we slow the pace of our Grange activities for the summer, don’t forget to check your Bluebook for all the other contests which we should be preparing in time to be judged for State Session.

Hope to see you at Lecturers’ Conference and around the State.


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