DEVASTATING FIRE AT MIDDLE BRANCH GRANGE
On January 20th Middle Branch was planning to have a Potluck at 1 PM but before the meeting a devastating fire broke out inside the building. Lester Gibbs arrived at the meeting early and saw smoke coming out from around vents and called 911. Help arrived quickly and fought the fire. One end of the building is structurally unsafe. Contractors are evaluating what can be done. Save the old or build new? That will be a challenging decision as they move forward. Insurance will help pay but always falls short so any help other Grangers or Granges can give will be greatly appreciated. They lost all their kitchen so eventually all of that will need to be replaced. Maybe your Grange has surplus items you could donate to them. Please check with them before donating as currently everything salvageable is being stored off-site. For checks, please mail them to the Middle Branch. Address: Jillian Dean, Master, Middle Branch Grange, PO Box 1041, White River Jct, VT 05001
Help them rise from the ashes!!!
Pictures Provided by Lester Gibbs