Are you looking for something special for your sweetheart? Then come over to the Lookingglass Farm Market and check out the specialty gift chocolates from our newest vendor: Vic’s Stix Chocolates. Besides a variety of specialty chocolates, Vickie and Chet also sell organic, sprouted breads.
The fire at the Lookingglass school was a major loss for the community. We are very fortunate that there were no injuries as a result of this tragedy. This incident has shown how well the Lookingglass community comes together to help in a time of need. From the firefighters to the many businesses and countless volunteers who have offered their services to help keep the students in our community.
Lookingglass Grange 927 has always been a community oriented organization for over 65 years. In line with helping keep the students from being sent elsewhere, the Grange has offered the full use of it’s facility for the school to serve all meals and other activities as needed for as long as necessary. The normal activities of the Grange ie; farmers market, bingo night etc. will continue without interruption, as well as the facility still being available for rent by anyone as needed, outside of school use.
Working together we will recover from the community’s loss and move toward the future. Thank you, David Gilding
Lookinglass Elementary needs the Community. The Grange is there to help.
What we know so far is that the historic gym, library, cafeteria, and speech room built in 1939 burnt to the ground Late at night on December 27th, 2016. The cause remains unknown. The school was insured, but it is unknown at this time how that coverage will pay or effect new construction.
The classrooms remain intact with power, water, and electricity running properly.
The school is open for classes!
The grange is working with the school district to help meet its needs and the elementary kids will be served breakfast and lunch at the Grange.
PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SLOW WAY DOWN! CHILDREN WILL BE CROSSING LOOKINGGLASS RD. MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY AT A NEW CROSSWALK.
Parent volunteers have begun to sign up as crossing guards and meal room assistants. Community volunteers would be welcome also.
Support Lookingglass Elementary T-Shirts are being sold at the school. Please stop by and pick up a few.
Donations can be made directly to the school and are tax deductible. Stop by and write them a check.
The band will continue at Lookingglass Elementary and will be practicing in the 6th grade classroom. The piano and drum set were lost to the fire. A replacement piano has already been donated. It is unclear what instruments were taken home by the students and which ones were lost to the fire. The band is symphonic and if you or friends would like to donate instruments please let the school know.
The library books were lost to the fire. If you have books that are clean (mold free), tobacco free, and appropriate to elementary children and would like to donate, them they would be welcomed. A small library is being set up at the Grange. The donation of a moderate sized book shelf would be appreciated.
It’s not too late to do your Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holiday shopping. Our Lookingglass Farm Market will be open on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Whether you need food, clothing, crafts, or jewelry, there’s sure to be something you could use for yourself or for gifts.
Pie making class taught by Connie. Bring a pie pan and your desired filling (other tools optional but encouraged: rolling pin, etc). We’ll walk you through whipping together a crust and getting that pie ready to bake. Then you can bake it at home or at the grange and then bring it back and get feedback at the pie social.
Pie Contest and Social-Bring your homemade pie to compete in the sweet or the savory categories, meet your neighbors, and enjoy some pie. Then we’ll vote on the best pie of the valley.