Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grange Annual Community Awards Night coming up

Around Town with Dick Patten
Pineconia Grange #322 will meet Monday, March 29 instead of March 22 at 7 p.m. at Havenwood Retirement Center in the auditorium.
The Grange is getting ready for their annual Community Awards Night on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at Dame School. A variety of awards will be presented by Dick Patten. This is open to the public. Come see who the outstanding police officer, firefighter, citizen, teacher, and more individuals are as they are presented with their awards. A few of them will be submitted to the State Grange for consideration of a state award.
I am looking for comments as the Grange continues to move forward in the new century, is it time for Pinecomia Grange to change its name slightly. Would people recognize the Grange if it said (The Grange of Concord #1) or Concord Pineconia Grange #322) or something to that effect? I ask this because when I went to present dictionaries, the students didn't seem or the adults as well, grasp Pineconia Grange. If the Grange were introduced as the Kiwanis Club of Concord, or the Lions Club of Concord; or the Rotary Club of Concord, or The Concord Rotary Club ... Any change has to be sent to the state Grange and they will vote to decide whether we change or not. I am just thinking as the Grange needs members. We are like many organizations in Concord or in the State who need new members if we are to continue.

The Kiwanis Club of Concord will meet Monday, March 22 at noon at the Red Blazer Restaurant, Manchester Street. The annual Spring Fair and Carnival planning is underway. This year's event will be held in May. Please contact Chris Pappas at 224-2501 for information.

Not to much new on the city scene this week.
It was sad to read the obituary of Bob Baldi who passed away suddenly last Friday. Bob had worked for General Services for many years. I appreciated his help with the Christmas Scene at the State House Plaza. Several times over the years, we had to call him because the box was locked and no one had a key. I can remember a time when the bandwagon was locked, and again no key to unlock it. Deepest sympathies are extended to his family.

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