It’s a work in progress, but the National Grange Youth Department has been working through the countless ideas collected in 2014. These ideas will become the youth department version of the “Recipe for Success” book series.
The ideas are wide-ranging and can spark a new Grange project or a way to have fun.
For a sneak peek – Here’s an idea provide by Mariah Brooks of Avon Grange #125, Montana and Melanie Hackett, Haynie Grange #169, Washington State.
Don’t forget – if you have a great idea, send it to [email protected]
Mariah Brooks, Avon Grange #125, Montana
Number of People: 2-10 to organize
Money required: $30 to $40 – depends on if purchasing food or not
Other resources: Snacks, computer, sound system, projector, screen or large white, blank wall.
Set a date and time for the event. If at Grange hall, check for hall availability. If elsewhere, book the location.
This event could be a smaller-scale member “fun” event for Grangers and invite families or organized as a wider community event. If a public event, make signs to post on community boards and local businesses. Also post in newspaper and online communities calendars.
Decide how the Grange will organize snacks for the event. Either have members offer to bring snacks or purchase in the days before hand. Also organize to have popcorn available for the event.
A few hours before the event, set up the movie viewing area. Make sure the computer, projector and sound system work correctly. Organize “snack bar” area with drinks, snacks, popcorn. Enjoy.
Movie Night (Variation) – Use as a community outreach event
Melanie Hackett, Haynie #169, Washington State
Follow many of the outline points above. Use as a free community activity. It is a great way to invite people to the Grange and a chance to discuss the Grange at a fun community activity.