TOM SMITH, DIRECTOR
816 4th Street
Three Rivers, MI  49093

269-858-8305​
FAMILY  ACTIVITIES
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 GRANGE NEWS

Welcome to Barbara Johnston, North Adrian Grange #721 as the new co-director for the Michigan State Grange Family Activities Department.

CERTIFICATES:
Mid-Michigan Pomona #61, Burns #160, Burr Oak #1350, Community #1675, Studley #1174, Fern #803, Colon #215, Harbor Springs #730, Gratiot #1898, North Adrian #721, Kinney #754, Mosherville #1351, Summit City #672.

Special Report for Outstanding Report: Burns #160

​BAKED GOODS: APPLE PIE
1st Place: Lena Young, Community #1675
2nd Place: Audrey Ewing, Plymouth/Westland #389

​BAKED GOODS: QUICK BREADS
1st. Place: Cyrus Bishop, Home #129

​BAKED GOODS: DOCTORED UP CAKE
1st Place: Lena Young, Community #1675
2nd Place: Tricia Eidsmoe, Studley #1174
3rd Place: JoAnne Normand, North Adrian #721

​BAKED GOODS: OATMEAL COOKIES
1st Place: Helen Mudd, Studley #1174
2nd Place: Kevin Young, Community #1675
3rd Place: Eric Bishop, Home #129

​HOMEMADE CANDIES
ANY TYPE OF FUDGE
1st Place: Ted Mudd, Studley #1174

​ANY OTHER TYPE OF CANDY
1st Place: Barbara Johnston, North Adrian #721

​CANNING:
JAMS, JELLIES, PRESERVES, HONEYS, ETC.
1st Place: Barbara Johnston, North Adrian #721

​KNITTING
AFGHAN:
1st: Russell Hoag Community #1675

​ANY OTHER KNITTED ITEM
1st Place: Russell Hoag Community #1675
2nd Place: Linda Waltz Colon #215

​CROCHETING AFGHAN:
1st Place: Naomi Fletcher Burns #160
2nd Place: Russell Hoag Community #1675
3rd Place: Sharon Popler Burns #160

​CROCHETING: Any Other item
1st Place: Naomi Fletcher Burns #160

​QUILTING
ANY OTHER FORM OF QUILTING THAN TIED
QUILTS
1st Place: JoAnne Normand North Adrian #721
2nd Place: Betty Persons Burr Oak #1350
3rd Place:Pramila Sardeshpande Plymouth/Westland #389

​CLOTHING
DECORATED SWEATSHIRT
1st Place: Sharon Popler Burns #160

​RECYCLED CRAFT
1st Place: Dale Moore Studley #1174
2nd Place: Peggy Johnston Burns #160

​CHRISTMAS WREATH
1st Place: Dale Moore Studley #1174
2nd Place Peggy Johnston, Burns #160

​TABLE CENTERPIECE
ANY THEME
1st Place: Audrey Ewing Plymouth/Westland #389
2nd Place: Peggy Johnston Burns #160
3rd Place: Dale Moore Studley #1174

​GREETING CARDS
1st Place: Sandra LaHart North Adrian #721
2nd Place: JoAnn Normand North Adrian #721
3rd Place: Peggy Johnston Burns #160

​WOODWORKING
1st Place: Bob Persons Fern Grange #803

​ANTIQUE FARM ITEM
1st Place: Tom Smith West Oshtemo #1630
2nd Place: Marjorie Lee Community #1675
3rd Place: Peggy Johnston Burns #160

​MISCELLANEOUS CRAFT
1st Place: Audrey Ewing Plymouth/Westland #389

​CLOTHING (JUNIOR CLASS)
DECORATED SWEATSHIRT
1st Place: Cory Johnston Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Marcus Johnston Burns JG #325

​CHRISTMAS WREATH (JUNIOR CLASS)
1st Place: Marcus Johnston Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Cory Johnston Burns JG #325

TABLE CENTERPIECE (JUNIOR CLASS)
1st Place: Marcus Johnston Burns JG #325
2nd Place: Cory Johnston Burns JG #325

Mitten Tree Total For Share the Warmth
Adrian, MI
9 prs. of booties
13 scarves
8 pr of ear warmers
​127 caps
56 prs. Of mittens and gloves
59 prs. Of socks
Total 272
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020 GRANGE NEWS

Anybody can trip and fall, but older folks are much more at risk of serious injury after taking a tumble. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death for people over 65 and can lead to hip or joint injuries, head trauma, mobility challenges, fear and anxiety.

You need to be proactive if you are concerned about a family member, friend, or your own risk of falling.

​FALL PREVENTION TIPS
Home Environment
  • Remove boxes, newspapers, phone cords and electric cords from walkways
  • Move coffee tables, plant stands and magazine racks from high traffic areas
  • Secure loose rugs with double-faced tape — or remove lose rugs from you home
  • Repair loose wooden floorboards, tiles or carpeting right away
  • Store clothing, dishes, food and other necessities within each reach
  • Immediately clean spilled liquids, grease or food
  • Use non-slip mats in tub or shower. Use a bath seat as you can sit while showering.
FOOTWEAR
Consider changing footwear as part of a fall prevention plan. High heels, floppy slippers and shoes with slick soles can make you slip and fall. So can walking in stocking feet. Wear proper fitting, sturdy shoes with non-skid soles. Sensible shoes may also reduce joint pain.

​LIGHTING
Keep your home brightly lit to avoid tripping on objects that are hard to see. Also…
  • Place nightlights in your bedroom, bathroom, and hallways
  • Place a lamp within reach of your bed for middle of the night needs
  • Make clear paths to light switches. Trade traditional switches for glow in the dark ones
  • Turn on lights before going up or down stairs
  • Store flashlights in easy to find places in case of power outages.
ASSISTIVE DEVICES
  • Canes or walkers to keep you steady
  • Handrails on both sides of stairways
  • Raised toilet seat or one with armrests
  • Grab bars for tub or shower
  • ​​Non slip treads for bare wood steps
​​The Scoop of Ice Cream and Your Personality
Your favorite ice cream reveals something about your personality. According to research preference for any of these common flavors indicate certain personality traits.
  • Chocolate—sentimental, nostalgic and traditional. Likes to reminisce about life’s good times
  • Vanilla — Personable, proud and popular, you enjoy life’s simple
  • pleasures,
  • Strawberry—Compassionate, easygoing, and down to earth, willing to openly share feelings
  • Butter Pecan—Romantic and personable, able to bring out the
  • very best in people.
  • Neapolitan—Flexible and experimental and able to easily compromise
  • Coffee—Self Confident and competitive, you possess a take
  • charge personality, a perfectionist.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip—Bold and high achieving with a good eye
  • for detail; able to “read” people
  • Chocolate Chip—an optimist, full of life.
  • Rocky Road—Adventurous, exciting and enjoys challenges
​​​NEW CONTEST...

Garden SparkLers or Sun Reflectors
Garden Sparklers or Sun Reflectors are made with strong fishing line, assortment of beads and small square or round mirrors, and one tear drop bead for bottom. Thread the beads as you like. Place mirrors back to back with fish line in center, glue together,(you may have to use thin card board between mirrors. Make as long as you wish. May be hung on tree branches or shepherds hook in garden or landscapes for sun to shine and sparkle on.