Grange Notes by Tim Swartz, President (with everyone’s help) for April 5, 2018
Our other judges:
Lynn Spencer–Berlin elementary art teacher, and curator of our Kids’ Art show displayed on the walls of our Hall. Also a baker, including apple pies sold at Ellie’s Farm Stand farther south on Rt. 12.
Jeremy Hansen–Berlin Selectboard member, and organizer of Central VT Internet.
The pressure will be intense…see how they manage!
Rules for Baking Contest
DATE: April 7, 2018; 4 pm
APPLE MUFFINS – use your favorite recipe! We welcome interesting variations–perhaps you know how to make delicious muffins that avoid an allergen like wheat, or eggs, or dairy? Do you like to include whole grains, unusual sweeteners, nuts, spices? We want to taste your creativity!
6 muffins on a paper plate, with a 3X5 card taped to the bottom.
ON THE CARD SHOWING: recipe used
On REVERSE SIDE OF CARD (not showing): name + contact information
REMEMBER: You NEED NOT BE A GRANGE MEMBER to participate in the 2018 Baking Contest at CCG# 469.
PRIZES (in addition to bragging rights!)
FIRST: full 1 yr membership in CCG#469 + choice of utensils from King Arthur + bag of party favors
SECOND: choice of utensils + bag of party favors
THIRD: utensil remaining + bag of party favors
Official judging criteria:
Since last fall, the FCCGH has been consulting with Grange members with expertise, plus contractors and energy consultants to figure out the best way to accomplish these goals. It looks as if the project will cost between $40,000 and $50,000, half of which could be provided by the VT Arts Council Facilities Improvement grant for which we are applying.
The FCCGH has been advised that they are more likely to get the grant if the Grange (for whose benefit these improvements are to be made) is willing to invest in the project, and has asked if we will pledge $5,000 to it. The Grange members will need to vote on this at our April 7th meeting. Please join us for this decision!