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Volume 8, Issue 6


June 2010

Shortcake and Historic Photos at the Grange

Saturday, June 19, noon-3 pm
Leedy Grange Hall,
835 NW Saltzman

Leedy Grange will be hosting the third annual Shortcake Social and Historic Photo Exhibit on Saturday June 19. Take a break from your busy Saturday, or stop by after the Farmers’ Market.

Strawberry shortcake will be served in the dining room with luscious local berries, Bob’s Red Mill biscuits and real whipped Alpenrose cream—a local food lover’s delight! $3 for a small serving, $5 large.

berry pickers
One of our favorite photos from the exhibit is Berry Pickers, c. 1930 from the collection of the Findley family.

Captioned photos from the Cedar Mill History book will be on display in the main hall, with many of them enlarged courtesy of Portland Vital Signs, a local company owned by the son of the book’s co-author, Nancy Olson.

Proceeds from the FUNraiser will go to redecorate the main hall. Built in 1906 by the Modern Woodmen, it was purchased by the Grange in 1913. It was renovated in the 1930s, and has been maintained since then, but the walls and windows need quite a bit of work so they look as good as the refinished floors.

Like Leedy, many Granges around the country have found themselves surrounded by urban development. There are not many nearby farmers, who made up the traditional Grange membership. Moving into the 21st century, support for sustainability, including the local food movement—farmers’ markets, local suppliers, home gardening and food preservation—can be a way to make the Grange relevant again.

If you’re interested in sustainability, joining the Grange can be a way to learn more, help promote it, and get involved. We recently offered the “Menu for the Future” class from Northwest Earth Institute, and will be offering more opportunities to learn about actions you can take to move us toward sustainability.

Leedy Grange holds a regular monthly meeting on the second Saturday of each month, starting with a noon potluck that is open to anyone. More information about Leedy Grange and the Grange organization will be available at the event, and on our website Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve shortcakes, if you have a little time to spare. Email Virginia Bruce with any questions: or call 503-803-1813.

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