Linda Rothwell
Gardner Grange met March 12 with a potluck dinner of sloppy joes and sloppy dogs.
The Tallgrass Theatre Company is using our building this week during spring break for Theatre Camps for kids.
We welcomed two new members by reinstatement Karen and Lindsey Angell.
After a short business meeting the program was given by  Ed and Patsy Bruns, Ed  talked about their experiences of storm chasing and showed pictures.
It was a very interesting and informative program.
Ed and Patsy have named their Storm Chasing group Staking Awesome Weather (SAW).  They had seen the IMAX film “Tornado Alley.”  There were a few pictures of Joplin Mo after the May 22 F-5 tornado.
Ed stressed the importance of readiness and taking cover when the sirens go off.
Gardner Grange members are thrilled about the March 28 visit from our national Grange president, Brother Ed Luttrell of Oregon. We hope there will be time for him to visit our Gardner Historical  Museum where Gardner Grange has an exhibit before the the meeting.  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.,  March 28 at the Grange hall on the Johnson County Fairgrounds. All Granger’s throughout Kansas are encouraged to attend the meeting.  Refreshments will be served by the Gardner Grange.