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June News from Riverton Grange No. 169

By Dave Roberts

  JUNE 2, 2023 --

June 2: Meeting & Program, “Here Comes Summer”, Election of Officers, Ref. Mary Lou & Peter Keefe

June 3: Walk4Hearing Fundraiser, 9am-Noon, Dunkin Park, 1214 Main Street, Hartford.

June 4: Veteran of the Month, Barkhamsted Sr. Center, 109 West River Rd., Barkhamsted, 6 P.M.

June 11: 5th Annual American Flag Retirement Ceremony co- sponsored with Riverton American Legion and Riverton Vol. Fire Dept., Roberg residence, 87 East River Rd., Barkhamsted.

July 4: Town of Barkhamsted 4th of July Parade, Pleasant Valley, 10am On May 5, Riverton met in hybrid

fashion using Zoom, to allow all members the opportunity to attend. We passed a resolution eliminating the Conn. gasoline gross receipts tax.

We are working on a grant proposal for the NW CT Comm. Foundation for funds to repair our historic hall.

We are polling our members to come up with a new meeting date/ time each month starting in October. A slate of officers will be composed for the upcoming election of officers in June. If you are interested in serving, please contact President Dave Roberts.

In addition to honoring Girard (Jerry) Lemieux in May, we also honored US Marine, WWII/Vietnam Veteran Joseph Edgar Lemieux and retired USMC SSgt Daniel W. Matthews.

On June 11, we will host our 4th annual American Flag Retirement Ceremony on the banks of the Farmington River. All attendees are invited to help retire torn, tattered, and used up American flags in this solemn ceremony.

For many years, Riverton Grange has purchased and distributed dictionaries to 3rd grade students at area elementary schools in Barkhamsted, Canaan, Colebrook, and Winsted. This year, Family Act. Ch. Judy Doyle had new labels made for the books and she and new member Colin Wright delivered the dictionaries to all four elementary schools. Special appreciation to Phil & Maureen Prelli for purchasing the dictionaries this year for this impactful project supporting our youth!



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