Knox County Pomona Grange meets

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The Knox County Pomona Grange met on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Wayne Grange.  The evening started with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Master Marie Walker started the meeting at 7:30 p.m. with 21 members and 1 guest (soon to be a junior granger).
Legislative Agent Margaret Ann Ruhl reported on the upcoming election.  Reminded everyone of the two state issues of Issue 1 is Marcy’s Law, which gives victims more rights under the constitution and Issue 2, which deals with the prescription drug purchases.  Janet White had this issue’s actually ballot language with her and presented copies to those who wanted to have a copy.  Also we have two county issues in Knox County being the replacement of the Health Department levy and a continuation of the 9-1-1 sales tax renewal.  Miss Ruhl also announced that the Ohio State Grange Patrons of Husbandry Foundation will be meeting on Wednesday, November 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ohio State Grange office in Fredericktown.  It will be election of Officers.
Family Activities Chair, Mary Jewell, reported that the reception at the Ohio State Grange this week is all set. She thanked the granges that donated money to get supplies and the other grange members that made cookies and breads.  As a reminder, the Ohio State Grange Convention starts Thursday, November 19 and goes through Sunday, October 22.
County Deputy Master Lonnie Totten reported that he hosted the Masters Association meeting.  All six granges were represented and they have completed the plans for the next grange year.  Mr. Totten reminded everyone that if you want to continue to receive the Ohio Granger magazine, you must send the back page to the Ohio State Grange.  He is looking forward to the Ohio State Grange convention this week.
Etta Arnholt announced that Mary Jewell, Priscilla Arnholt and she presented the dictionaries to Pleasant Street Elementary third graders last month.
JoAnn Walton announced that they hosted 51 grange members at their last meeting.  It was to honor Betty Brown for her years of service to the grange.
Lecturer’s program presented by JoAnn Walton consisted of the best costumes were a cat, which was Etta Arnholt and a witch, which was Janet White.  Reading by Janet White of Men’s Responses; Reading by Lonnie Totten of Men to Women Advise and a word search for Halloween costumes.  Then there was a cake walk to raise money for the Farm-City Dinner, which turned out to not be a cake, but a box full of bags of candy and a gift card.  The winner of the cake walk was Clara Miller.
A card was passed out for Shirley Hughes, just thinking of her as she is dealing with her sister’s illnesses.
Next meeting is November 20, 2017 at Morgan Grange.  It is the Harvest Night Out and Awards.  There will be a report from the delegates on the Ohio State Grange convention.
Margaret Ann Ruhl, Reporter