Grange party celebrates the holiday
December 19, 2019
It is that time of year again and Grays River Grange #124 held their annual Christmas potluck with caroling, gift exchanges, numerous raffle drawings, and a visit from Santa.
The food was sensational as well as a large variety of desserts. The Grange wasn't filled to capacity, but there would have been more food anyway even if the Grange was filled to capacity. No one person went away hungry.
Grange Master Krist Novoselic was a great host who kept the evening lively even though the crowd was about the same as last year due to the weather. The Christmas Story from the Bible was read by Carol Ervest. All the songs were accompanied by Krist Novoselic who led the Grange in singing Christmas carols while playing his accordion.
There were many there who received pins for their years of service to the Grange. While singing the traditional Christmas song Jingle Bells, the singing enthused Santa to make a special appearance, and he passed out presents to the children.
A few of the young children were a little restless as local author Bob Pyle read a Christmas story, but the others sat quietly enthralled with the story. He has a unique way of adding little tidbits to the story to keep the children's attention, but it also gave the adults something humorous.
Since I have been writing for The Wahkiakum County Eagle I have met so many wonderful people who I have been able to make a connection. This Grange party to me was more like a family reunion. I love living in this county. I am so grateful. I want to wish all a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.