NORTH BLUE HILL, MAINE -- Blue Hill's annual Mother's Day Dinner to be served Sunday, May 10th at 12:30pm at the Halcyon Grange Hall on Route 15 in North Blue Hill. Dinner includes Turkey with all the fixin's, including baked turkey, homemade bread, mashed potatoes and veggies galore. Plus desserts and pies in a wide variety to pick your favorite! And as always, all cooking, baking, serving and entertainment is provided by the good people of the North Blue Hill Community. For more info call Flossie at 374-2468.
You've been to Public Dinners before, but if you've never been to one at the Halcyon Grange, you haven't really experienced what good Maine food and good Maine friends are all about. We can't wait to see you there!
This event will benefit the “Restoration and Preservation of the Historic Halcyon Grange Hall”. The building is in need of a new roof, support beams to stabilize the kitchen, major repairs to the dishwasher, minor plumbing repairs, and paint, paint, paint! The Halcyon Grange has been in existence supporting the community since the late 1800's. The Halcyon Grange Hall is the center of community events in North Blue Hill - potlucks, fundraisers, bean suppers, award celebrations, musical performances and more. Halcyon Grange raises money for peninsula organizations, families that need help with medical expenses, local student scholarships, and women in transition. Halcyon Grange members also plan holiday parties for local retirement communities, make blankets for sick children, put together displays for the Blue Hill Fair, and hold community clean up days. This grange hall has seen countless weddings, suppers and celebrations over the last century. Halcyon Grange is asking you to lend your support to make sure it will be around for the next century.
Grange was one of the first populist organizations in rural areas. First organized in Washington, D.C. in 1867, the Grange arrived in Maine by 1873. Grange focused on cooperative activities including offering insurance, advocating railroad and banking regulation, and promoting group purchasing. Grange buildings used to be the site of Grange Stores where local folks could sell their wares and trade for store goods. Grange meetings were education and entertainment. Bean suppers and boiled dinners were mainstays. People came for miles for the pies! And, you know what? At Halcyon Grange, they still do.
So support the preservation and restoration of the Halcyon Grange Hall! Grab a group of friends, or come alone, and prepare to catch up with old friends and make some new ones, too. For more information, call Flossie at 374-2468.