Wednesday, November 27, 2013

County Open House--Hegewald Center

Skamania County's annual Holiday Open House will be held on Dec. 10th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Hegewald Center.  Music will be provided by Andreas Ehrlich.  This event benefits the Christmas Basket Fund.  Donations of non-perishable food and money are very welcome!  Call 509.427.3980 for more iformation.

Women's Business Holiday Showcase

The Columbia Gorge Women's Business Holiday Showcase will be held on Sunday, December 1st, at the Best Western PLUS, in Hood River, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., in the gorge Room;  the address is 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR.  This is a silent auction benefitting Soroptimist International of Mt. Adams.  There will be 40 vendors, goody bags, samples, door prizes, and more!  Let us all support our local women's businesses!  Happy Holidays!

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors at Stevenson Library Dec. 2nd

SHIBA advisors will be at the Stevenson Library on Monday, December 2nd, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Folks can drop in or call 360.735.3686 for an appointment.  These advisors are a great asset during this open enrollment period for Medicare!  They provide "free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and healthcare choices."  Please spread the word!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stevenson Grange #121 meets 9/02

Stevenson Grange #121 will hold its regular 1st Monday meeting on September 2nd, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hegewald Center.  For Grange information, please call Mary Repar, Master, at 509.427.7153.

The Stevenson Grangers are busy this summer with gleaning from local orchards and gardens, with gleanings going to the local food bank and Skamania Seniors;  and, we are also helping with the Stevenson Farmers Market and the Stevenson Community Gardens.  The Grange information booth at the Skamania Fair garnered a 1st place ribbon, too!  There are always enough projects to do and all that is needed are more hands!  At 16 members, the Stevenson Grange is growing but we can always use more members.

At the 124th State Grange Convention, in Ocean Shores, WA, during the last week of June, Stevenson Grange #121 stood fast for the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and for the Equal Rights Amendment becoming part of the Washington State Constitution (WA state passed the ERA but 8 more states are needed to reach the 3/4ths required for a constitutional amendment to become law).  Both of these resolutions are now part of the Grange Legislative Handbook.  The Grange has always stood for women's rights and continues to do so.