MORE JUNE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP CAMDEN GRANGE!
Dear Friends of Camden Grange and Community Center:
Another June opportunity to help us re-connect our Grange with our community is upon us. We plan to clean out and organize the Grange basement on Friday, the 24th of June, from 1-4 P.M.
We are looking for some friends to help lift and tote stuff of questionable value, out of the basement, and into a stock trailer for eventual disposal.
Grange President Mary Lee Rozelle has offered to provide pork “sloppy joe” sandwiches and all the fixin’s for the crew. Should be one of those “many hands make light work” things, LOL. Please feel free to bring your older teenaged helpers, and if you have access to a hand truck (“dolly”), pushbroom, dustpan, etc., please bring them as well.
You can contact me to let me know that you are available at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 509-292-0326.
Thanks, Jim Mcginty
Dear Friends of Camden Grange:
Quite a few of you have asked me what you can actually DO for our newly-reactivated grange and community center.
Opportunities in June abound, LOL!
On 18 June, during our community’s annual Elk Pioneer Days celebration, we will be hosting a “Heritage Day at Camden Grange”, with a big display of vintage photographs of Elk and Camden, an exhibit of antique homestead and farm equipment, and (especially for children) a “touch and teach” collection of pioneer-era home and kitchen tools. Children will be invited to churn butter, spin wool, shell corn, grind beans, and other fun activities.
This “Heritage Day” will run from noon to four P.M., and is free to the public.
If you have a vintage tool, and would like to show, and can demonstrate that tool, we would appreciate your time and effort – you can simply email me at email@example.com or call me at 509-292-0326.
Thanks for your consideration – all our efforts at restoring Camden Grange and Community Center to its place as the “heart of the community” are paying off – again, thank you.
Please remember the gardening class this saturday, 04 june, from 1-3 p.m., at camden grange and community center (7 camden road, elk, wa). Instructor josie will be talking about and showing how you can improve your garden soil using bio-char (easily made activiated charcoal), and by using the Hugelkulture practice of mounded/raised bed gardens - a great way to use up all those branches and stumps from your tree lot!
If you visited the raised bed garden of club members marlene and stephanie over the years, then you know how well Hugelkulture works!
The class will start at the grange, and then leave for a short drive to josie's raised bed garden for a look at how this all works.
Class is $5 per person, and well worth your time.
Our fitness instructor will not be available. Please join us next Tuesday!
If you DO show up, you are encouraged to run laps around the Grange and Community Center for the 45 minute period. ;-)
We have some great classes and events taking place in June and beyond. Check them out on our EVENTS & CLASSES PAGE.
Are you Spring cleaning and want to turn your cast offs into extra cash?
Have yard sale items but don’t want to do it at your house?
CAMDEN GRANGE is hosting our first FLEA MARKET on FRIDAY, MAY 20 from 10-1 and SATURDAY, MAY 21 from 9-12 and invite you to join us.
Bring your own table or rent one from us for $10. Vendors will be charged 10% of their sales as a donation to the grange for projects and maintenance.
Please call 509-292-2492 to reserve a space and get the details or leave a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While this is not a sanctioned Camden Grange and Community Center event, it is local and so we are making our community aware.
It is being held in the Scotia Valley (about 20 minutes from the Camden Grange and Community Center). It looks like a lot of fun, and the presenters are very knowledgeable.
Here is a list of our ongoing events for the month of May. Come join us!
*Every Tuesday evening: 5:45 to 6:45 P.M. – SHiNE dance fitness classes.
*10 May: 7 P.M. - Elk-Camden Gardenkeepers Garden Club meeting.
*14 May: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. – Farmers’ Market at Camden Grange.
*18 May: 10 A.M. – noon – Quilting Club meeting.
*19 May: 6:30 P.M. - HAM radio operators Club meeting.
*20 May: 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. – Camden Grange Flea Market (day 1).
*21 May: 9 A.M. – noon – Camden Grange Flea Market (day 2).
The first monthly Camden Grange and Community Center Farmer's Market was off to a great start on Saturday. There were great vendors and a steady flow of patrons the entire time.
So mark your calendars and come see it for yourselves on May 14th, 10AM - 1PM.