Leedy Grange Santa Party
distributes toys, coats to needy
Community members have been bringing piles of toys and warm clothing to donate to the patrons of The Sunshine Pantry during the Leedy Grange Santa Party on Sunday, December 15 from 1-4 pm. Santa himself will pass out the toys and warm clothing to children and their families during the party. Any items left over will be given to Susan Straus and her busy volunteers who help the less fortunate with food, clothing and all their needs all year.
Leedy members will serve snacks and help the kids make some holiday crafts. We’ll be entertained by the Old Time Fiddlers from 2-3:30. A piano and songbooks will be available for some impromptu caroling from 1-2.
The public is invited to come by and help us celebrate the season. If you haven’t had the chance to donate yet, please bring “gently-used” clean toys, warm clothing for all ages, non-perishable food, and household necessities like toilet paper and towels, during the event on Sunday.
Junior Grange seeks members
This November, the Washington-Yamhill County Pomona Junior Grange program held their first community service event—a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank. The soon-to-be Junior Grangers have been meeting monthly since September at Leedy Grange Hall in Cedar Mill. The group is working to charter a formal Junior Grange, which requires a total of 13 members.
|Future Junior Master Robert Cousineau, Lecturer Sharon Cousineau with friend standing behind her, Gatekeeper Tim Cousineau, and Overseer Jaden Peters with John Cook, Mayor of Tigard.
In October, our Juniors voted to hold a bake sale during the Tigard Bazaar and Pomona Breakfast. The group worked diligently at the November meeting baking cookies and working on membership ideas. At the sale on November 9, four exuberant "sales-kids" worked hard to successfully raised over $200 for OFB! The Juniors will be presenting the check to the Oregon Food Bank in December.
Junior Grange emphasizes character development through fun activities to help their community; and helps children develop skills to participate in the democratic process by teaching them parliamentary procedure as exemplified in formal meetings. The December meeting featured a “field day” of games at a local park, snacks, and the formal meeting to plan future activities and projects.
Rosalea Peters, Pomona Junior Chair, asks, “Do you have interested kids between the ages of 5-14? We are still in need of several more kids to join. Our meetings are the second Sunday of each month, from 2-4 pm, at Leedy Grange Hall, 835 SW Saltzman Rd.” Email Rosalea Peters, Junior Chair, at 3PetersFamily@gmail.com or call (503) 593-0110.