Granville Road News
Volunteers Brave the Cold to Prep Generator Site
Thanks to Niki Clark, Ian Curry, Michael Rouse, Ken Babinchek, and Elaine Bergen, for taking advantage of a clear day to prep the site for our new generator awarded from a generous grant by the province (official announcement to follow). Along with the grant money, the loan of machinery, equipment, and expertise makes improvements like these happen. Your time and energy is greatly appreciated!
3rd Annual Holiday Tourtiere Takeaway a Great Success!
Hats off to Michael & Sandra Rouse, and Kari Rouse for another annual Holiday Tourtiere Takeaway. The Rouse family spent many hours procuring local ingredients, donating ingredients, cooking, and organizing work crews to produce these delicious meat pies. Over $1,100 was raised for the Hall, and will be applied towards the installation of a generator. Thanks to everyone that pitched in to make this event a great success: Matt Rouse, Elaine Bergen, Ken Babinchek, Kelly Gillard, Randy Swigart, and Allan Holtz.
A special thanks to the local businesses that discounted and donated ingredients to allow us to make the pies affordable again this year: Miller's Independent in Annapolis Royal, Julia Springob and Lou Barta of JL North Mountain Farms in Port Royal (a local farm store right next to the Hall, please show them your support), D'Aubin Family Meats in Bridgetown. A big thanks to Melody Tolson of The Red Onion Market in Annapolis Royal for handling the ticket sales.
PORT ROYAL WINTER POP-UP EVENTS
Sign up for email announcements, or visit the Lower Granville Hall's Facebook page for events in our winter series focused on food and fun. The Good Cheer Self-Sufficiency Society will host how-to demonstrations on cooking and preserving healthy foods like: homemade Korean Kimchi and Sauerkraut from local cabbage; Winning Ways with Kale and Chard; Steam-Juicing fruits for homemade canned juices, and more. Games nights, films, do-it-yourself learning events are also planned. Get out and expand your mind, make new friends, and watch the winter speed by. $2 donation for the Hall for most events. Look for email event announcements or check out Facebook.com/LowerGranvilleHall.
GENERATOR GRANT AWARD--the Hall board has just received word of a Community Generator grant award (official announcement forthcoming). This is the last major milestone for the Hall to function as a Comfort Station in times of crisis/during severe weather events. Volunteers needed to help with the generator site prep and installation details, and to volunteer at the Comfort Station as needed. Contact Niki Clark firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of this new era of community connection for Granville Road.
HOLIDAY TOURTIERE TAKEOUT
Tickets are on sale at The Red Onion Market at 253 Saint George Street in Annapolis Royal (cash only). This authentic Acadian meat pie, features homemade crust and freshly ground local meat. As a "Thank You" to the community for supporting the Hall, tickets remain $20 again this year. This large 1.36K/3 lb. pie serves 6 to 8. Pre-sales only. Buy your ticket today!
Pick up your frozen pies at the Lower Granville Hall, 3551 Granville Road, Port Royal, from 12 -2 p.m. on Saturday, the 17th of December.
New Rodent-Proof Cellar Door
The Hall has a new cellar door, freshly stained and sealed against the elements and a barrier to our furry friends who want to come in from the cold. Your support of our fundraisers has paid for this needed improvement. Thanks to Dan Marsh for donating the lumber he used to custom make this door.
Open Light, Saturday, November 26
Step inside the Port Royal Lighthouse on Saturday, November 26, from 10-2, in this first of our Open Light days. See what's behind the walls of this historic beacon. Port Royal Lighthouse Association members will be on hand to answer questions about the campaign to fund repairs of this historic building. Enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider at Schafner Point. The lighthouse is located at 3420 Granville Road, Port Royal. For more information visit PortRoyalLighthouse.ca, or our Facebook page.
Can't make it on November 26, but would like to support the cause? You can donate through e-transfer or PayPal to PortRoyalLighthouseAssociation@gmail.com or through the GoFundMe campaign. Every little bit helps, and your donation would be most appreciated!
Celebrating Hall Volunteers & Donors, November 2022
Hats off to all of the volunteers and donors who have supported Hall special events and programs in the past couple of years and beyond. We couldn't do it without you!
In this post-COVID era, our community hall remains very active. Since fall of 2020 we've hosted:
6 Special Events Fundraisers: 2 Holiday Tortiere Takeaways; Fiddelity Film Premiere; Rainbarrel Sale; St. Patty's Day Takeaway; and ADDG Dinner Theatre.
6 Hall Programs: Women's Clothing Exchange; Portrait Club; Port Royal Literary Circle; and Plein Air Painters; Sunday Sociables, and Yoga Classes.
10 Good Cheer Self-Sufficiency Society (GCSSS) Events on various topics: Immune-System Boosting Plants, Root Cellars, Hoophouse & Greenhouse
Growing, Using Seaweed in the Garden, Chicken Coops, Growing Apples, Beekeeping, Raising Meat Chickens, and a Solar Symposium.
1 Visioning Event to get feedback from the community on their interests and ideas.
Next week, we are hosting an Accident & Injury Workshop, and hope to add some outdoor fitness events this winter, as well as games nights,
crafters days, and GCSSS events focusing on food production and cooking/baking.
There is always room for more programs and events. Everyone is welcome to be a part of the Hall! Please share you ideas for new programs and
events with the board. We'd love to hear from you.
New Pressure Tank Installed by Ian Curry
The pressure tank on the Hall's water system was failing, and Ian Curry and Niki Clark came to the rescue, saving the Hall hundreds of dollars in plumbing bills. With the advice of certified plumber Allan Marshall, Ian installed the new tank at no charge. We now have an abundance of clear, free-flowing water. This new tank can be easily maintained, and should serve the Hall for decades. It's capacity is larger than the previous tank, so it brings us closer to our dream of installing a commercial dishwasher.
Thank you Ian for donating your time and expertise to the community!
Electric Range Needed
The Lower Granville Hall needs to replace one of the stoves in the Hall kitchen. If you have an electric range you would like to donate to our community hall, please contact Medea Holtz at 902-955-1955 (not text enabled) or email LowerGranvilleHall@gmail.com.
CONNECT with Port Royal Lower Granville Hall (LGH) SURVEY
Would you like to see new programs or events scheduled at our Hall in Port Royal? Have an idea you would like to share with the LGH board? Want to get more involved with others in your community? Share your thoughts and ideas in an online survey, we want to hear from you! Your response is greatly appreciated as we develop programs and events, and plan for improvements, grant writing, and fundraising!