Lecturer Patty Thomas and her grandson help build a raised bed at the Kennedy School in Canton.
Wednesday, September 17th
Ponkapoag Grange Hall
After a short summer recess, we return refreshed and ready for the fall. Our members have traveled far and wide and even built a raised bed for the Kennedy School garden in Canton.
Some more of last year’s excitement included giving out scholarships to two Canton High School students, presenting dictionaries to 3rd graders in Canton, donating a casava grater to an orphanage and school in Sierra Leone, and donating a flag to the local hockey rink. Come and be part of our family and share your ideas with how we can better our community, strengthen education, and serve our neighbors.
The Grange offers programs for family members of all ages. There are Junior Grange programs for children 5-14. At 14, youth are welcomed into the Subordinate or Community Grange and have an equal voice and vote with all the other members. Taking an office in the Grange is a great way to learn public speaking and grow in confidence.
Join us as we start another great Grange year! All are welcome to our meetings!
Wednesday, September 18th
Join us as our officers are installed for the coming two years. This lovely ceremony will introduce non-Grangers to many of the values our organization supports while also reminding the officers of the importance of the office each person holds. All are welcome to attend.
Each of the pictures here represent the symbol of a Grange Officer. Join us for our installation to find out what symbol belongs to each officer!
Our Secretary in full regalia including a pouch embossed with a plow, waiting for the start of the first degree.
Our Secretary, Corey Spence, served as Assistant Steward for the opening and first degree of the Exemplification of the 1873 Degrees, or joining ceremonies, at the Oliver Hudson Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN. He also sang with the chorus in the second and third degrees and was a marching candidate in the fourth degree.
He says it was an honor and a joy to serve. “The Grange is an incredible organization and it was so much fun to celebrate our founding ceremonies at the farm of a Grange founder.”
Ponkapoag Grange congratulates all the teams that participated. We were honored and proud to help sponsor the event.
Ponkapoag Grange provided funds to help our Secretary get to Minnesota.
Click on the picture to find your polling station!
The Grange has always been a non-partisan voice for the inclusion of all Americans in the voting process.
Registered voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have the opportunity to vote their conscience and elect a new Senator tomorrow, June 25th, 2013.
The members of Ponkapoag Grange hope that our fellow citizens take some time out of their day tomorrow and vote!
At our meeting on Wednesday, June 19th, Ponkapoag elected a slate of officers for the next two years. Among the officers elected, were two new members who have been in the Grange only a few months. Brother Kevin Bean was elected Assistant Steward and Brother Roland Aucoin was elected to the Executive Committee. We are excited for the coming year! Join us in September for our installation of officers!
Wednesday, June 19th, 7:00 pm
Grange Hall, 163 Turnpike Road, Canton
Ponkapoag Grange will hold its election of officers. A speaker from Horizon House will come and tell us about their work.
All are welcome to join us!
We’re your neighbors
The Grange is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in more than 2,100 hometowns across America. We have nearly 150 years of history, a spirit of grassroots advocacy, and a fraternal spirit that we’re happy to share with you.
To learn more about the Grange, read our Declaration of Purposes) or download a membership brochure . You can also learn more about Grange Youth for those 14 to 30 years of age and Junior Grange for children 5 to 14 . Grange members enjoy many benefits, including discounts on energy, vacations and medical services. To learn more, read our member benefits brochure .
We’d love to tell you about the exciting opportunities the Grange offers. Stop by a meeting anytime. They’re always open to the public. If you’d prefer to support rural America and agriculture on your own time, you can look into E-Membership. E-Members enjoy the same benefits as community Grange members and have all materials delivered to their inbox. American Values. Hometown Roots.