Community Service is a Key Element for the Grange
Many granges in Washington State participate in the WSDOTâ€™s unique welcome service called the â€œFree Coffee Programâ€.Â This program allows non-profit organizations to provide travelers with coffee and light refreshments at no charge.
The service is free to the traveling public, and participating organizations are allowed to accept donations.Â The monies raised in this fund raising effort are used by local granges to support scholastic scholarship programs, send local kids to summer camps, provide dictionaries to area 3rd grade students, as well as many other civic community services.
Keep watch for what weÂ have coming up in the next severalÂ months so you can stop in and say hello.
PAST COFFEE STOPS FOR 2014:
March 17-21 – Coffee Stop- Maytown
Lincoln Creek GrangeÂ manned a week-long Rest Area Coffee Stop at the Maytown Rest Area located at mile post 93 on Southbound Interstate 5.Â 7am-9pm
For future opportunities, contact Jim or Marjorie Reed at 360-273-7934 for information.
March 17-21 – Coffee Stop – Toutle
St. Urban GrangeÂ managed a week-long Rest Area Coffee Stop at the Toutle Rest Area located at mile post 54 on Northbound Interstate 5.Â Â 7am-9pm
Contact Dave or Chris Schaefer at 360-785-3366 haveÂ information .
March 22-24 – Coffee Stop â€“ Toutle â€“ 24-hour Service
Lewis County Pomona GrangeÂ took control 24-hour weekend Rest Area Coffee Stop at the Toutle Rest Area located at mile post 54 on Northbound Interstate 5. Â Services started at 9pm on March 21 and completed at 7am on Monday morning. Â Shavanna Burlingame heads up this program and can be contacted at 360-978-4728 for information and volunteer opportunities!