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					                         POMONA ECHO
 BERKS COUNTY POMONA GRANGE #43                                                                         AUGUST 2010

By Feryl Treichler                                                        Inside this Edition:

                        August 28, 2010                                   Master’s Report—1
                          8:30 a.m.                                       Berks County Junior Grange News—2

Everyone needs to commit some time to help with this                      Community Service—3
                                                                          Program Coordinator - 7
We need help checking in items on August 26 and 27;                       Legislative Report—9
sale day, August 28; and also cleanup on August 30.
Maybe you can bring a friend along to introduce them to                   Calendar of Events—6
this Grange activity.
                                                                          Berks Heim News—8

                                                                          Pomona Highlights—3
By Ray Davis                                                              Did You Know—7

Even though we just started summer, we have been experiencing the         Contest Corner—10
hot, humid weather. We pray that we will receive some needed rain
in a few days to help our crops and make our yards nice and green.

Reading and Kutztown Fair’s will be starting very soon. At our
June Pomona meeting, your Subordinate master chose fair display
numbers for the Subordinate and Junior granges planning to partici-

A reminder to all Subordinate and Pomona members that elected
officers will be installed at Kutztown Grange Hall the evening of
                                                                                 Special Points of Interest:
September 2, 7:30 p.m. All elected officers should plan to be in
attendance!                                                                     Consignment Sale—1
                                                                               From family of Larry Eshelman - 6
Have a wonderful summer.                                                       Haus & Game Night—1
                                                                                Hamburg Grange Open House - 8
                                                                                Fair Display Slots—5
                                                                                Reading Fair—7
       HAUS AND GAME NIGHT                                                      Friend, Inc./Comm.Service - 6
            September 11, 2010                                                  Kutztown Fair—5
                  7:30 p.m.                                                    Wernersville State Hospital—9
                                                                               State Junior Camp pictures—3 & 9
    Hamburg Grange - Hamburg Municipal                                         2010-2012 Pomona Officers - 5
       Center (61 N 3rd St., Hamburg)                                          Tour Committee Notice - 3
                Cost: FREE                                                     Berks Co. Junior Grange Camp - 4

  Please bring a game of your liking if you are not playing Haus.
   Open to Grangers and your friends. Prizes will be awarded.
                  Refreshments will be available.
 Berks County Junior Grange News                                                   September Meeting
                                                                               The camp theme will be re-
                                                                               vealed with games and fun all
                                                                               around the new theme!
                                                                               Anyone interesting in work-
    Berks County Junior Grange Royalty 2010-2011                               ing    on the Super         JG
     Molly Brown—Mini Princess and Isaac Mengel—Mini Prince                    Award....Karen will be work-
      Samantha Haag—Princess and Joshua Mengel—Prince                          ing on this project with inter-
                                                                               ested Juniors at the Septem-
                                                                               ber Pomona Meeting. Please
                                                                               talk to your junior leader
 Mini-Princess Runners Up—Hannah Darmofal, Erica Berger, Veronica Heckman,     about the requirements of
 Caroline Brown                                                                this contest.
 Mini-Prince Runners Up—Tucker Sattazahn, Trevor Fegley, Isaiah Blatt, Jacob
                                                                                State Junior Camp News
                                                                               Congratulations to Jenna Satta-
 Berks Junior ‘Did you Know’…                                                  zahn the new PA Jr. Grange
    Mini Juniors, may enter the Pre-Junior art contest at State                Princess and Lindsay Schroe-
    Session....Any media of art may be used
                                                                               der for bring named the 1st run-
                                                                               ner up in the PA State Princess
    There is a complete newsletter depicting everything about
                                                                               Contest. Casey Kerschner and
    camp. Please ask Karen Mohn if you would like to see details on            Jacob Mengel were also on the
    camp.                                                                      Royalty court.
    Camp for 2011 is set for May 13-15 at Camp Swatara.                        Michelle Lengel and Jenna Sat-
    There were 76 grangers and friends that attended Knoebels on               tazahn, received the High Ritual
    June 22. It was a very fun and enjoyable day!                              Test Award for their respective
                                                                               age group. Conlan Kerschner,
    Regional Talent eliminations are September 18 at Kutztown
                                                                               Joshua Mengel, Jenna Satta-
    Grange Hall. If interested, please let your leader know by Sep-            zahn, Casey Kerschner and
    tember 1st.                                                                Lindsay Schroeder won the
    PA State Junior Director, Karen Mohn, did a fantastic job                  Camp Superlative Award for
    leading state camp this year! She was the best Super Hero!                 their age was a Berks
                                                                               County Sweep!! Congrats!

                                                                                       Fun Activity
               Ice Cream & Italian Ice Stands                                  Mini-Golf at Kauffmans at
 We need all juniors to help...AND if there is an adult willing to             1:30pm on September 26.
help, we can use you also! The juniors will again hold their ice
cream, Italian Ice and soda sale at the county grange consign-                 Golf is $4.00. EVERYONE
ment sale. We will be opening the stand at two different times:                is invited to join the golfing
Friday (8/27) shifts are from 4-6pm and 6-8pm. On Saturday                     fun.
(8/28) shifts are from 10-12, 12-2 and 2-4 (or when the ice
cream runs out!). We need every child to sign up for their
“working” hours in the stand.         Please contact Mary at
610.926.4211 or her cell at 610.781.1162 to get your child’s
name on the schedule. Please wear a grange shirt while working
in the stand! During the time your child isn’t on the schedule                 THANK-YOU!   any mem-
working in the stand, parents are responsible for their children.              ber that dined at Hoss’s on
This event does count as a county function!!                                   June 13.

                                             JUNE POMONA HIGHLIGHTS

The following are some of the highlights from the June 2010               Membership stands at 1,395 as of June 1, 2010
Pomona meeting, held at Shartlesville Grange hall:                        Election of officers for 2010-2012 was held (officers listed else-
                                                                          where in this newsletter)
    Debbie Hartranst, Children’s Home of Reading, spoke about             Installation of ALL Pomona and Subordinate officers will be
    the programs they offer                                               held September 2, Kutztown Grange, 7:30 p.m.
    Robert Sattazahn was reimbursed for driving to Penn State             Setting State Grange Policy resolution was approved
    Trustee election process in May                                       State Grange Public Relations resolution was approved
    Approved support of the PA Community Service Department               S.R. 222 Alternative Construction Plans resolution was ap-
    appeal, $50                                                           proved
    Approved the printing of the 2011 calendars and set rate of $12       Pricing of Milk, Back to Basics, resolution was approved
    per hour for typesetting                                              Royalty winners from country camp were introduced
    Approved Security personnel rate at $10 per hour for consign-         Officers/Department Head meeting was changed to Wednesday,
    ment sale                                                             September 29 @Ontelaunee Grange, 7:30 p.m.
    Approved Auctioneers fee for sale at $100 for a complete day          Selection of fair displays was completed by Granges participat-
    or on a pro-rated portion of day                                      ing (listed elsewhere in this newsletter)
    Approved $125 to individuals for use of tractor equipment for         Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
    Approved continuation of Appreciation/Recognition Banquet
    and use Big John’s as caterer
    Attendance: 29 brothers; 44 sisters; 36 juniors; 4 mini-juniors
    for a total of 113

                                                                      COMMUNITY SERVICE
     TOUR COMMITTEE                                                   By Denise Clare
     By Marie Schaeffer
                                                                      We will be collecting food for Friend, Inc. for their Food Pantry.
     The trip to Texas has been cancelled due to insuffi-
                                                                      Please consider donating on a personal level and as a Grange.
     cient reservations from the membership. We needed
                                                                      Monetary donations will also be accepted.
     to make the final deposit to AAA of Allentown by
     July 16 and as of July 7, we only had 10 reservations
     and we needed 25 in order for the trip to be a “GO”.

     The committee decided to cancel so no one would
     lose any of their funds they paid to the country
     Grange treasurer.

     Any questions, you can call either Marie Schaeffer or
     Nettie Kauffman.

State Junior Grange Camp Superlatives:

Lindsay Schroeder, Jenna Sattazahn, Casey
Kerschner, Joshua Mengel and Conlan Ker-
schner - Karen Mohn, State Jr. Grange

                        Berks County Junior Grange Camp: An Adventure in the Wild
May 14th through the 16th marked a highly anticipated weekend for all Junior Grangers in Berks County, Berks County Junior County Camp.
Approximately 50 campers and more than 30 staff members participated in this year’s camp held at Camp Swatara. This year our theme was
“Juniors vs. Wild” and focused around all sorts of North American animals and their habitats. Even the weather decided to help with the at-
mosphere by starting off the weekend with a powerful thunderstorm. Even this bad start couldn’t ruin our fun throughout the weekend, as the
rest of the weekend was perfect for our camp.

In Berks County, Junior Grange Camp consists of many workshops, both educational and fun, that helps to develop each of our Juniors into
more well rounded individuals. This year we participated in a wide variety of workshops, many of which are likely to be remembered many
years down the road. We learned about how animals adapt for survival, how pollution affects our environment, and about Australia which is
a focus country for Junior Grangers to learn about this year. We made crafts throughout the weekend, and had lots of fun playing kickball and
4 Square and taking a hike throughout the campground. One of the most enjoyable workshops of the weekend was about Redneck Survival
which was lead with skill by a new friend of the Junior Grange named Buford. Perhaps the highlight of the weekend was a presentation by
Red Creek Wildlife Center. Red Creek is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization based in Schuylkill Haven. Peggy and Morrie
brought with them several birds, including a Turkey Vulture, a Great Horned Owl, an American Kestrel, and a Red-Tailed Hawk. We learned
all about each of the birds and the reasons they are staying at Red Creek why some of their animals will not be able to be released. As our
community service aspect of camp, we donated over 150 rolls of paper towels to Red Creek.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday with our Coronation Ceremony, where the new Junior Grange Royalty members for 2010 are crowned.
They are chosen using a combination of Grange knowledge and their performance during interviews about a variety of topics. Joshua Mengel,
son of Scott and Heather Mengel of Kutztown, was named Prince. Samantha Haag, daughter of David and Mary Haag of Mohrsville, was
named Princess. Isaac Mengel, also the son of Scott and Heather Mengel of Kutzown, was named Mini Prince. Molly Brown, daughter of
Dave and Sarah Brown of Kutztown, was named Mini Princess. Thank you to the 2009 Royalty, Ricky Wike, Prince, Kerissa Rohrbach,
Princess, Isaac Rohrbach, Mini Prince, and Kayla Schlegel, Mini Princess for everything they have done for the Grange in the past year.

Everyone involved had a great time at our camp this year, and we are already counting down to next year!

                                                          Royalty Court 2010
Back Row (L to R) Hannah Leibensperger (Pioneer Jr. Grange), Anna Sattazahn (Hamburg Grange), Katarina Darmofal (Kutztown Jr.
Grange), Rebecca Blatt (Ontelaunee Jr. Grange), Samantha Haag, 2010 Princess (Marion Jr. Grange), Joshua Mengel 2010 Prince
(Ontelaunee Jr. Grange), Casey Kerschner (Marion Jr. Grange), Kurtis Rohrbach (Fleetwood Jr. Grange), Ryan Berger (Virginville Jr.
Grange), and Tylor Phillips (Marion Jr. Grange)
Front Row (L to R) Caroline Brown (Ontelaunee Jr. Grange), Veronica Heckman (Virginville Jr. Grange), Erica Berger (Virginville Jr.
Grange), Hannah Darmafol (Kutztown Jr. Grange), Molly Brown, 2010 Mini Princess (Ontelaunee Jr. Grange), Isaac Mengel, 2010 Mini
Prince (Ontelaunee Jr. Grange), Tucker Sattazahn (Marion Jr. Grange), Trevor Fegley (Virginville Jr. Grange), Isaiah Blatt (Ontelaunee Jr.
Grange), and Jacob Fegley (Virginville Jr. Grange).
The Kutztown Fair is scheduled for August 16 - 21, 2010                     2010-2012 POMONA OFFICERS
Gates open daily at 4 p.m. except Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Main stage
and Grandstand shows are included in the admission cost of $8.00
(children under 18 months, free); parking, $2.00                     Master/President - Ray Davis, Ontelaunee Grange
                                                                     Overseer/Vice-President - Michael Adams, Hamburg &
                        Daily attractions:                                                      Kutztown Grange
Star Family Circus (2 shows daily, 3 on Saturday)
                                                                     Lecturer/Program Coordinator - Linda Stewart,
Dog Agility Trial Demonstrations (2 shows daily)
Fun on the Farm                                                                                      Hamburg Grange
                                                                     Steward - Andrew kieffer, Marion Grange
                      Monday, August 10                              Ass’t Steward - Dustin Kunkle, Shartlesville Grange
 Blue Mountain Junction - Main Stage, 7 and 8:30 p.m.                L.Ass’t Steward - Julie Kunkle, Shartlesville Grange
 J & J Demolition Derby (full sized auto and full size pick up),
                                                                     Chaplain - Derek Schroeder, Kutztown Grange
  grandstand, 7 p.m.
                                                                     Treasurer - Henry Seidel, Virginville Grange
                                                                     Secretary - Nettie Kauffman, Ontelaunee Grange
                        Tuesday, August 11                           Gatekeeper/Greeter - Tammy Schaeffer, Pioneer Grange
 The Outlaws - Main Stage, 7 and 8:30 p.m.                           Pomona - Barbara Schroeder, Hamburg Grange
 Racing—Keystone State Quarter Midget—ACOT (grandstand),
                                                                     Ceres - Donna Kunkle, Shartlesville Grange
 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
 Dairy Fun Night and Games in Show Ring, starting at 7 p.m.          Flora - Denise Clare, Hamburg Grange
   (giant sundae at 8:30 p.m.)                                       Ex. Comm (3 year) - Richard Schaeffer, Virginville
                                                                     Finance (3 year) - Charles Lauck, Alleghenyville
                     Wednesday, August 12
                                                                     Installation will be held Thursday, September 2 at Kutz-
 Children’s Day (rides start at 2 p.m.)
 The Moore Brothers - main stage, 7 and 8:30 p.m.                    town Grange along with all the Subordinate Grange of-
 Micro Sprint Racing, grandstand, 7 p.m.                             ficers.
 Animal Mardi Gras, Ag show ring, 8:30 p.m.
 Antique Tractor Parade, 6:30 p.m.

                        Thursday, August 13
 Martin Family Band - main stage, 7 and 8:30 p.m.
 Racing, grandstand, 7 p.m.
  (Slingshot and Jr. Slingshot—ACOT)
 Pedal Tractor Pull, 7 p.m.
 Bale Pitch contest, 8:30 p.m.                                                     2010 Fair Display slots

                                                                                        Bernville Grange - 3
                                                                                       Fleetwood Grange - 6
                         Friday, August 14                                            Gouglersville Grange - 4
 The Cramer Brothers Band, main                                                         Hamburg Grange - 5
     stage, 7 and 8:30 p.m.                                                            Kutztown Grange - 8
 Line Dancing, show ring, 9 p.m.                                                         Marion Grange - 7
 Fireworks, grandstand, 10 p.m.                                                        Ontelaunee Grange - 2
                                                                                        Pioneer Grange - 10
                                                                                      Shartlesville Grange - 11
                                                                                       Virginville Grange - 9
                                                                                             Pomona - 1
        Saturday, August 15
 Children’s Day (rides start at 2 p.m.)                                                      JUNIORS
 Benefit Auctions, show ring, 6 p.m.
 Crusin’ Down Memory Lane - main stage, 7 and 8:30 p.m.                                    Fleetwood - 2
 J & J Demolition Derby (full sized auto and 4 cyl. Compact auto),                          Marion - 1
   grandstand, 7 p.m.                                                                      Ontelaunee - 3
                                                                                           Virginville - 4

            CALENDAR OF EVENTS                                        FRIEND, INC. COMMUNITY SERVICES
           AUGUST—NOVEMBER 2009                                       Hello GRANGE friends. Friend Inc helps families in Northeastern
                                                                      Berks who are stressed by poverty. They are looking for Granger’s
Aug 2 Ag-Legislative Meeting, 8 p.m.                                  support through:
                                                                          Dining out at the suggested places that will give a % to their
Aug 9 - 14 Reading Fair
                                                                          Participating in the upcoming BIKE event in Kutztown on Sun-
Aug 16 - 21 Kutztown Fair
                                                                          day, August 8
Aug 16 - 21 Virginville Grange will be serving breakfast at the           Monetary donations always accepted
            Kutztown Fair from 7:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m.
                                                                      Erica Hesselson would be delighted to come to your Grange and
Aug 23 Pre-Quarterly Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Allegheny Lutheran           discuss how Friend, Ind. serves and benefits the community. Please
       Church                                                         call her at 610.413.6516 if you are interested in having her at your
Aug 26 - 27 Receive Consignment Items
                                                                      Feast for Friend, an ongoing dining event, is going out to eat! The
Aug 27-28 Ice Cream stand at the Pomona Sale, juniors need to sign    following restaurants are participating: Global Libations, TGI CC’s
          up for a time to volunteer with Mary Haag                   Wooden Grill, Janelle Restaurant and The Market Café. For loca-
                                                                      tion and donation percentage please visit:
Aug 28 County Consignment Auction, Leesport Farmer’s Market           events/feast.php

Aug 30-31 Post Auction Work Night, Ontelaunee Grange, 7 p.m.          Brake the Cycle of Poverty is our first annual cycling event to
                                                                      raise awareness and money for the programs and services. The ride
Sept. 1 Deadline to sign up for the Jr. GrangeTalent contest - sign   is to promote awareness about having a healthy lifestyle as well as
        up with Ann Riegel, Mary Haag or Karen Mohn                   bringing people together. There are 2 rides, a 10 or 25 mile loop in
                                                                      scenic Berks County. The bike ride and family fun day is from 9 to
Sept. 2 Installation of county officers @Kutztown Grange Hall         1 p.m. at the Kutztown Park. We will have SAG support, well
                                                                      marked routes and cue sheets, EMT at the park, food and t-shirts for
Sept 11 Pomona meeting @Allegheny Lutheran Church, 9:45 a.m.          registered riders, goodie bags, coupons, prizes and more. Don’t
                                                                      want to ride? Come to the park and support the rider in your family
Sept 11 Game/Haus Night @Hamburg Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.          and enjoy games and family fun. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
                                                                      $25 individual registration fee ($35 day of event0 and children un-
Sept 18 District Talent Contest, 7 p.m., Kutztown Grange Hall         der 12 ride for FREE! Register in advance and get a t-shirt, other-
                                                                      wise as supplies last. Registration: 610.683.7790 or
Sept 26 County Junior Grange Miniature Golf @Kauffman’s      All participants must
        Bar-B-Que, 1:30 p.m.                                          wear bicycle helmets and sign waivers. NOTE: Casey and Wendy
                                                                      Kerschner are participating! So, if you are interested in pedaling,
Sept. 29 Officers/Department Head meeting @Ontelaunee Grange          Wendy would appreciate knowing (
         Hall, 7:30 p.m. (NOTE DATE CHANGE!)                          Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Oct 4 Junior Team Meeting @Ontelaunee Grange, 7:00 p.m.               If your Grange is interested in volunteering or sponsoring, please
                                                                      call Erica at 610.413.6516 for further information. There are sev-
Oct 10 Pomona ECHO deadline                                           eral sponsorship levels.

Oct 11 Post Auction Meeting @Ontelaunee Grange, 7 p.m.
                                                                           CONSIGNMENT SALE REMINDER
Oct 15-18 PA State Grange Session, West Middlesex, PA
                                                                         If you help at the Consignment Sale or at any of the work nights,
Oct. 23 Chicken & Dumpling and Ham & String Bean Dinner               please make sure you sign in. IF you do not sign in, you will not be
        @Bernville Grange, 3 - 7 p.m.                                   given a ticket for a free meal at the 2010-11 Recognition Banquet.
                                                                      It is YOUR responsibility to sign in at the consignment sale or at the
Nov. 1 Collate ECHO @Marion Grange Hall, 7 p.m.                                                     work night!

Nov. 1 Ag-Legislative Meeting, 8 p.m.

                                                                                From the family of Larry Eshelman:
Nov. 7 Benefit Bingo starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds to Northern Berks
Food Pantry. Bring one canned item and receive a special game             We would like to thank everyone for their cards and condo-
free.                                                                       lences. Words cannot express how much they meant.

                                   READING FAIR                                             DID YOU KNOW?
                                  August 9 - 14, 2010
                                                                                            … Hamburg Grange is planning to hold an
Musical Entertainment                                                                       “All You Can Eat Chicken Pot Pie Dinner”
        Monday, August 9 - The Uptown Band, 7:30 p.m.                                       on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 4 to
        Tuesday, August 10 - Rocco Fiorentino, 7:00 p.m.                                    7 p.m. @Hamburg High School - more
        Tuesday, August 10 - Sounds of the Street, 7:30 p.m.                                information in the next ECHO
        Wednesday, August 11 - Steven Courtney - 7:30 p.m.
        Thursday, August 12 - British Invasion Tribute, 7:30 p.m.                           … Hamburg Grange will be having a
        Friday, August 13 - Bob Plunkert, 7:30 p.m.                                         Blood Drive on November 23, 2010, from
        Saturday, August 14 - John King Dance Band, 7:30 p.m.                               2 p.m. till 8 p.m. Contact Barbara Schroe-
                                                                                            der, 610.562.0980 for an appointment time
Special Attractions
         Monday, August 9 - RFRHS Slingshot Qualifying Events, 7 p.m.                       ...Bernville Grange will be holding a
         Tuesday, August 10 - RFRHS Slingshot Feature Event, 7 p.m.                         Chicken & Dumpling and Ham & String
         Wednesday, August 11 - 4 Cylinder Races, 7 p.m.                                    Bean Dinner on October 23, 3 to 7 p.m. at
         Thursday, August 12 - Monster Truck & Stunt Show, 7 p.m.                           the Bernville Grange Hall. This will be
         Friday, August 13 - Monster Truck & Stunt Show, 7 p.m.                             held in conjunction with the Adulhea Heri-
         Saturday, August 14 - Demolition Derby                                             tage Society of Rehrersberg. Cost is $12
                                                                                            for adults; $5 for children 4 through 10; 3
Fireworks - Saturday, August 14 - 9 p.m.                                                    and under, free. Contact any Bernville
                                                                                            Grange member for tickets (or they will be
Tuesday, August 10 - Senior Citizen’s Day, half-price admission for adults 65 and over      available at the door).

Wednesday, August 11 - Kid’s Day, half-price admission for kids 4 to 18 years of age        ...November 27 Virginville Grange will
                                                                                            hold a dance to benefit one of our Grange
Fair Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.                            members, Scott Miller, who recently had a
            Wednesday and Saturday: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.                                       kidney transplant (his son was the kidney
                                                                                            donor). Music by the Majestics. Held
Admission: $10 per person (children 3 and under free)                                       from 7 to 10 p.m. $6/person Food will be
                                     Great Food at the Grange Cookery Tent!

by Martha Bollinger

I hope everyone is enjoying the hot summer days. Taking pictures,
and working on projects for State Session, when not in the hot sun.
Check your guide to Programs and Contests for more contests to
enter and rules for all the contests. I would love to see lots of entries
from Berks County Grangers at State Session. Lecturers don’t forget
to work on you scrapbooks for Session either.

Don’t forget the District Talent Show is coming up, so practice that
as well. It is on September 18, at 7:00 pm at the Kutztown Grange
Hall. I really would like to have a GREAT showing from all of the
talented members here in Berks County.

Treasurers, please make sure that Henry Seidel receives the money
from the collection taken at the visitation night that you hosted by
September 1st. If your Grange did not visit your assigned Grange,
then the non-visiting Grange is supposed to send $20 to Henry
Seidel in place of the collection. Thank you for your cooperation.                       From Junior Grange
I would like to thank everyone for their support for the past two
                                                                                           Weekend Camp
years while I was Lecturer, and hope you will do the same for the
new lecturer.

  It’s a Celebration
  What: Hamburg Grange Open House

  Where: St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in the Ave Maria Hall; 94 Walnut
  Road, Hamburg (See directions below)

  When: October 23rd, 2010
  Can you believe it has been five years since Hamburg Grange was chartered? To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we are
  planning our first ever Open House. We would like to invite all Grangers to this event. The entertainment will be Karl Haus-
  man. For more information, contact -Mike Adams at 610-562-5933 or Barbara Schroeder at 610-562-0980.
  Please note, due to the construction on the State Street Bridge, there are alternate directions below. Do not try to get to the
  church from downtown Hamburg.
  From West: Take exit 23 (Shartlesville) off of I 78.         At the end of the ramp turn right. At the end of the road turn left.
  Follow Old Route 22/Main Street for approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto Walnut Road (there will be signs for St Mary’s RC
  Church). The church will be about half a mile ahead on your right.
  From East: Take exit 29b (North on 61). Take the first left onto Jetson Drive (at Wendy’s and Burger King). Turn
  right onto Industrial Drive. Follow Industrial Drive for approximately 1 mile until it ends. Turn right onto Old Route 22 for
  approximately 1.5 mile. Turn right onto Walnut Road (there will be signs for St Mary’s RC Church). The church will be
  about half a mile ahead on your right.
  From North or South: Follow Route 61 until Jetson Drive (about a half mile north of I 78). Follow directions from
  East from that point.

by Lorrie Wesner

      The date for the Berks Heim Festival is approaching fast. Lots of exciting things going on at the Heim that
day. Mark your calendars with the date of September 11th, 2010.

          We are again selling Berks Heim Raffle tickets. They are $1.00 each or 6 for $5. Many Granges are selling
the tickets. If you or no one from your grange has tickets, more are available. Please contact Lorrie Wesner at 610-
926-3391 if you would like tickets to sell. First prize is a Handmade Queen Size Quilt, '' Heart of Roses'', with many
other prizes to follow. You need not be present to win. If you have sold tickets,
please make arrangements to get the money and ticket stubs to Lorrie by calling the
phone number above.

            The Granges who are responsible for making shoo-fly pies are Pioneer,
Virginville, and Fleetwood. Help is also needed that day behind the stand selling

           Residents will need volunteers to take them to this function. If you have
any free time on this day, please volunteer.

         Let’s pray for a beautiful day.
LEGISLATIVE REPORT                                                        WERNERSVILLE STATE HOSPITAL
By Kenneth Schlegel
                                                                          The time of the year has come when we seek donations from the
For the first time in 8 years of Gov. Rendell’s tenure, our State has a   Subordinate Granges for the Wernersville Hospital Christmas pro-
budget by the deadline of June 30th. One big problem is that it has       ject. We do hope your Grange will participate in this worthwhile
many loose ends. But it’s amazing how government and schools are          project. Please send your donations by October 30 to:
cutting back. The big problems are the politicians who have been                   Elaine Gordon
around too long. If you read the interviews of all the governor candi-             3058 Morgantown Road
dates, just about everyone said if we could clean up government in                 Mohnton PA 19540-7951
Harrisburg, we wouldn’t have a budget problem.
                                                                          Checks should be made payable to Elaine Gordon and the memo
Then there’s the political candidate who is talking to a group of dairy   line should indicate “Wernersville Hospital Project”.
farmers. He is being heckled by one. Getting frustrated, he turned
and said “I’ll chew your head off.” The farmer responded by saying,       Thanks
“You’ll then have more brains in your stomach then in your head”!                  Elaine & Art Gordon, Mary Ruth & Charles Lauck,
                                                                                   Ada Peters
It seems every time a new milk pricing formula is put into place, it
has to be a complicated one. Last Pomona meeting we passed a reso-
lution to keep it simple, but that’s too easy!

It was at the Grange Ag and Legislative meeting of May 2009 where
there was much discussion on the premium that dairy farmers seemed
to be losing somewhere. A resolution was written, but was voted
down at the June Pomona. Earlier this year, the Ag people in Harris-
burg heard rumors about lost premium money. So the governor, try-
ing to be a friend of Agriculture, asked the Attorney General to inves-

June 2010, Sen. Mike Brubaker’s committee is holding hearings and
this is what is known. The price of milk produced and sold in PA
stores was supposed to have $.25 added cost which was going to the
dairy farmers. But we now know it has been disappearing. No one
seems to know where it is! That $.25 was to be placed in a special
fund and taken care of by the PA Milk Marketing Board. GIANT
foods testified that they could buy milk cheaper from other states, but
wanted PA milk and didn’t mind paying the premium.

It is “guesstamated” that $12 to $16 million has disappeared. It was
supposed to be in the pockets of dairy farmers. Of course, you open
up the paper and the first headline you see is the Dairy Industry needs
an Antitrust Investigation. The second headline is Milk Price Prob-       STATE JUNIOR GRANGE CAMP HIGH RITUAL
lems won’t improve until numbers are more accurate. Just get gov-         TEST AWARD WINNERS: Berks - Jenna Satta-
ernment involved, their math is completely out of this world, and milk    zahn and Michelle Lengel
co-ops don’t seem to be much better!

                                                                                             FROM BERKS:
                                                                                             Jenna Sattazahn the new PA Jun-
                                                                                             ior Grange Princess and Lindsay
                                                                                             Schroeder, 1st runner-up

                                                 CONTEST CORNER

Please bring your completed contest form to the September 11 Pomona meeting. You must be pre-
sent to win!

NAME ______________________________________________ GRANGE ___________________________________________

United States License Plate Mottoes
Each state has a motto that appears on their license plates. Indicate the state that applies with each motto. Ex-
ample: Keystone State would be Pennsylvania.

    The Lone Star State                              ______________________

    The Constitution State                           ______________________

    Bluegrass State                                  ______________________

    Evergreen State                                  ______________________

    Land of Lincoln                                  ______________________

    First in Flight                                  ______________________

    The Grand Canyon State                           ______________________

    The Last Frontier                                ______________________

Answers from last issue: (1) Deep in thought; (2) Way over budget; (3) Drive-in theatre; (4) Checkbook; (5) Spread Eagle; (6) See you in
September. Congratulations to Tom Wike, Fleetwood Grange.

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              U.S. POSTAGE                                                        c/o Fern E. Kulp
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