Pike Grange has been busy with several programs that were held at their May and June meeting.
At the May meeting, three members who passed away during the last year were honored with a memorial service. They were Edwin Clinger, Donald Hartzell and Gust Malavite. A butterfly theme was used for the service.
The usual business meeting was held. Report were given by various chairpersons.
The June meeting had donations adopted to various Grange events. Many areas were to the state grange and to Flying Horse Farm.
The program for the evening was on quilting. Lynn Rainsberger was the guest speaker and is a member and officer. She highlighted a variety of quilts in her family history. Some were nearly 100 years old. Everyone enjoyed the program and learned a lot about the history of quilts. Lecturer Judy Carrick concluded the program by the reading of an article called "Quilt of Holes."
The next meeting will be held June 28 at 7 p.m. This is a special meeting where all who have served various amount of years of grange service and granger and non-granger of the year will be awarded. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to come. The grange will have a 25-year, a 50-year, a 55-year and three 70-year members to be honored.
Items were delivered to Ronald McDonald House and Cross Eyed Ministries recently.
Grange members are collecting items for the five deaf schools. Non-perishable items will be collected for Domestic Violence, Ronald McDonald and a variety of items for Golden Key Center. Stamps will be collected for the APS Program. Items can be taken to the grange given to a member.
A recycling bin for papers is at the grange in the parking lot. No plastic will be accepted.
Robertsville Grange 1784 met June 10 with Master Bill Walter presiding over the evening business.
Carolyn Mann was the cash door prize winner.
The birthday of Ila June Ramser was recognized in song and she received a candy bar. All of the officers gave a report.
The charter was draped in memory of Louise Anthony and resolution and respect was read.
Walter thanked all of those that attended the grange services for Louise Anthony. He thanked lunch committee and door greeters for May as well as Dick and Gerry Lotze for lunch served on Pomona Day.
Walter is getting the fair schedule ready and sign ups for work days will be on a sign up sheet at July 8 grange picnic.
The group will meet with Lake and Plain Granges to Robertsville and present the program.
A donation was made to Christ Memorial Church in memory of a departed sister. Stark County Fair board asked to use the eat stand and it was OK'd June 18 as long as they agree to terms.
Attendance was 30 and "Jeopardy" was the evening program.