W-F Pomona Grange meets

Miranda Irons, Master, presided over the recent meeting of Warren-Forest Pomona Grange.

Devotions given by Kelly Van Ord, protem Chaplain, pertained to Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.

Reports included: Family Activity where Van Ord told of the winners at PA State Grange in Oct. – Jean Hollabaugh 3rd for a baby afghan and sticky buns; Matt Irons 1st for miscellaneous My Favorite Anything; Deanna Hollabaugh 4th for flower photo and 3rd for art; Miranda Irons 2nd for wreath, 3rd for recycled craft and picture frame and 1st for Start with a Cake Mix. Junior winners wereTanner Warham 2nd for fudge; Maddy Warham, 2nd for family photo & animal art; 3rd for recycled craft & fudge; Gabby Lindsay 2nd for people art. Youth-Matt Irons reported that the youth opened the PA State Grange on Sat., several PA youth are participating in various capacities at the National Grange session in Spokane, WA this month and the youth are selling Grange aprons.

Community service projects for the coming year will include Relay for Life, MS, Special Olympics (local), local deaf project, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army and Hospice.

Grange exhibits for the Warren County Fair in 2018 will not have a special theme but must include a bible and American flag.

The literary program included the reading of “A Soldier Died Today,” followed by the report of delegates (Irons) to PA State Grange session. They spoke of numerous resolutions that were presented and action taken on those such as mandatory drug testing to receive welfare, real estate taxes for non profit organizations which is a local issue. Many counties do not tax grange halls, but such is not the case in Warren County .

Upcoming events include: an auctions at Pomona Saturdays, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, at 1 p.m.; Closing of building on Dec. 11; next Pomona Grange meeting on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. with Forest Grange host.