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Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Community Bulletin: April 30

‘Mortgage burning’ ceremony at church
The Quincy Baptist Church is inviting the public to join it in a “mortgage burning” party on Sunday.
The church purchased the building at 228 F St. S.E. on May 31, 2002, from Art and Charlene Harrington, said Ann Gregg, a member of the church. Since 1951, the building has served as home to a variety of businesses in Quincy, including as a café and ice cream parlor, beauty shop, real estate office and a variety of restaurants. Many locals will remember the building as a home of the Lamp Lighter restaurant.
The event is 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 228 F ST. S.E. Church members will burn a copy of the mortgage and hold a re-dedication as well as a music program. The public is invited to attend.

Master Gardeners’ work featured at annual plant sale
The Grant-Adams Counties Master Gardeners annual plant sale is 8 a.m. to noon on May 9 at the Moses Lake Farmers Market in McCosh Park, at the corner of Dogwood and 4th Avenue.
The plant sale will feature plants grown in the gardens of master gardeners. The master gardeners are willing to give expert planting advice for your new plant purchase. During the plant sale, the master gardeners also will have their Saturday morning plant clinic for those with landscape problems.
The plant sale features an extensive selection of vegetables, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, berries, herb starts and grasses. The sale is famous for having an amazing selection of tomato varieties. Expect to see some unusal landscaping plants as well as old standbys.
This is a nonprofit fundraiser to support efforts of the Grant-Adams Counties Master Gardeners.

Seniors: Stop by for May newsletter
Quincy Senior Center’s May newsletter is out. Stop by the center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday to pick one up.
The Thursday dinner menu is meat loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, cucumber salad, rolls and cookies. On the menu for next week is country-fried steak.
Monday bridge winners were Jean Lindberg and Ben Bennett. Wednesday bridge winners were Dorothy Hammack and Alverna Casey. Dominoes winners were John Michael and Susan Lacy. Pinochle winners were Lorain Greenwalt and Jo Kniep.

QVS to clean up at Patriot Pick-Up
Quincy residents are invited to help local students clean up the Quincy Valley.
Students and families at Quincy Valley School ask the public to join them on May 15 for Patriot Pick-Up, a QVS effort to make the valley litter free. Also joining in the effort are Microsoft, the City of Quincy, Double Diamond and Ace Hardware.
Patriot Pick-Up is 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will meet at the school, 1804 13th Ave. S.W., and travel to various Quincy locations, including the Quincy Lakes and the road west of the Quincy cemetery. All garbage will be brought back to the school. Snacks will be provided.
The event is a chance for children to learn the importance of volunteering while also cleaning up the valley, according to the school. For more information, call the school at 797-5301.

Free photos for young moms
Serve Quincy Valley and Quincy MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are hosting free Mommy and Me Mother’s Day photos for teen moms and young mothers under the age of 22 years old.
The photo opportunity is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 7 at The Lumberyard, 815 2nd Ave. S.W. The event is free to all young mothers and includes a drawing for free diapers.
For more information, call Serve Quincy at 797-7356 and leave a message.

GC Democrats to gather on Saturday
The Grant County Democrats will meet in Moses Lake with the 13th Legislative District on Saturday.
The meeting is 10 a.m. to noon at the Democrat’s Building at the Grant County Fairgrounds. Jay Clough of West Richland and Kaj Selmann of Moses Lake are the guest speakers. Both speakers have run for a state office and will talk about what they learned about the process.
The purpose of this meeting is to find out how best to recruit and support future Democratic candidates. The group also seeks imput from voters on what local, state and national goals to pursue at this time.

Take your dirty pup to dog wash on Saturday
Is Fido in need of a bath? If so, stop by the Quincy Animal Shelter on Saturday for a dog wash event.
The dog wash is 1 to 4 p.m. A senior project organized by two Quincy High School seniors, the event is a fundraiser for the animal shelter. Dog owners are asked to make a donation.

Senior project meeting coming up
The Quincy School Board seeks input from community members about whether senior projects should remain a graduation requirement.
A community meeting is 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday at the Quincy Community Health Center.

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