To the Valley News:
On behalf of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Whallonsburg Civic Association, I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended this year's Grange Harvest Festival and Block Party on Sunday, Sept. 9. We had perfect weather, good food, great music and lots of fun activities from cider-making to face-painting to the Big Squirt, juggling, kittens for adoption, book sale, and the best Bake Sale ever! We raised over $900 to kick off the Grow the Grange Fund.
Special thanks to the Whallonsburg and Wadhams Volunteer Fire Departments; Meriloons the clown; Jeremy Doyle and the grilling crew; musicians Donna Jorge, Russ Bailey & Franz Pope, Chris Maron, Jay Fiegl, The Wannabes, Donna Sonnet & Don Vicaro; Joe DiNapoli; Full and By Farm; Essex Farm; Norma Goff, Jackie Thomas, Helen Coste, Millie Wrisley, Arlene Mason and all the extraordinary bakers of the Champlain Valley; Lakeside School; SCAT Bars; Adirondack Harvest; North Country SPCA; Wadhams Free Library; Champlain Area Trails (CATS); The Greenhorns; Project HOPE; Town of Essex; and the all the many Grange volunteers who organized, set up, cleaned up and made the whole event such a great success.
Mary-Nell Bockman, WCA Vice-President, Whallonsburg