The October Bulletin is complete and has been uploaded to the website! Due to State Convention this week, it may be mailed a bit later this month, but you don’t have to wait!
Can you help??
Sabrina Couture-Adcock, a senior at the University of Southern Maine, is conducting research aimed for publication in conjunction with the Food Studies Program. The subject of my research is the place of food in the bonding and preservation of rural Maine communities dating from 1850 to 1970. As Grange Halls have been a vital part of the community lives of Mainers, particularly in that era, it would be remiss of me to not reach out to see if it would be possible to view any kind of records anyone might be willing to allow me access to, with a particular interest in Grange arranged cookbooks, records of harvest festivals, or pictures or accounts of box socials. Sabrina can be reached at 207-607-2224 or by email at sabrinaadcockmaineedu (sabrinaadcockmaineedu) .
We have a “Grange Friend” in the South Portland area who saw the “Coups for Troops” exhibit at the Cumberland Fair this year and he now has coupons–is there someone in the South Portland Area who might be able to arrange a pickup? Let me know and I’ll share his contact information…
Cards of Encouragement…?
For those who asked, cards of encouragement may be sent to:?Lillian Sharpe, 396 Ekonk Hill Road, Moosup, CT 06354
Event Information Needed!
Wally Sinclair, editor of Mainely Agriculture recently contacted me for help with getting information about what Granges are up to around the state–particularly if it’s “ag related.” Those Granges who plan ahead and send information to the media should add?magricultureaolcom (magricultureaolcom) ?to your distribution list.