Many thanks to Sharon Nolan and the 2016 Dairy Maids from the Chester County dairy promotion board for helping us celebrate June as Dairy Month. We always enjoy hearing about one of our leading local industries and the benefits of dairy products. Even better, she always brings ice cream for dessert! And the Junior Grangers appreciate the other goodies she brings, like coloring books and cow-shaped erasers. Plus the young women who participate in the promotion program always impress us with their presentations. Best of luck to them in the future!
Congratulations to the winners of our annual June is Dairy Month Coloring Contest:
1st – Alayna Flickinger
2nd – Ruby Reyburn
3rd – Ben Lair
1st – Sarah Flickinger
2nd – Ethan Lair
3rd – Gayle Reyburn
1st – Hadyn Wiseman
2nd – Grace Lair
3rd – Harvey Reyburn
1st – Kay Reyburn
2nd – Alyssa Scone-Weldon
3rd – Abby Kehs
1st – Dani Kehs
2nd – Cassy Kehs
The contest winners were recognized at the Grange annual Dairy Supper picnic on June 18 and received their prizes from the Chester County Dairy Princess.
Russellville Grange No. 91 of Oxford, Pa., recently honored two outstanding community citizens and several members for their years of service to the Grange.
Michael Ruoss, of Kennett Square, was recognized for his volunteer work in numerous community organizations, Jennersville Regional Hospital, Genesis Health Care, Kennett Food Cupboard, and Good Will of Oxford, to name a few. He has been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society because of his academics and participation at the Technical College High School.
Grange member Melanie Murray, of Cochranville, was recognized for her past service as corresponding secretary and in other offices in Russellville Grange. She has also been active in the Pomona (Chester County) Grange and currently serves as its Vice President.
Membership awards were presented to Howard Reyburn for 25 years of membership; William Garrett, Arthur Hershey, and Joyce Hershey for 30 years; Nadine Hook, Frances Reyburn, and Dean Yarnall for 40 years; Harold Bryson, Jr., for 50 years; Frances Astle for 60 years; and Francis Watterson for 70 years.
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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 .
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