Shortcake and Photos at the Grange
June 20-21, noon-3 pm
Leedy Grange Hall
835 NW Saltzman
Leedy Grange will hold the second annual Shortcake Social and Historic Photo Exhibit on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21. Take a break from your busy weekend and join us for some old-time family fun.
Strawberry shortcake will be served in the dining room with luscious berries from Townsend Farms, Bob’s Red Mill biscuits and real whipped Alpenrose cream—a local food lover’s delight! $3 for a small serving, $5 large.
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. The company is owned by Nick Olson, one of the sons of the book’s co-author, Nancy Olson.
Leedy member Mary Connors will be playing the piano and leading a singalong of old-time tunes in the main hall.
Proceeds from the FUNraiser will go to renovate the floor in the main hall. Built in the early 1900s for the Modern Woodmen, it was purchased by the Grange in 1913. Floor refinishing will begin sometime this summer.
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 the local food movement—farmers’ markets, home gardening and food preservation—can be a way to make the Grange relevant again.
If you’re interested in local food, joining the Grange can be a way to help promote it, learn more and get involved. 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 leedygrange.org. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve shortcakes, if you have a little time to spare. Email Virginia Bruce with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-629-5799.