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It’s campaign season, are you ready?

It’s fair season across the United States as Grangers participate in local, county or state fairs. For Grange youth who have not had their fair yet, they will be helping with local Grange displays, helping at the Grange food booth, … Continue reading

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Tie Dye – A Grange Activity for the Ages

Tie Dye is something that has come in and out of style through the decades. Just when I think its out, it comes back again. The first time I completed a tie dye project was in art class in middle … Continue reading

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Freeda’s Findings: Summertime fun

Summer is here. What events does your Grange have organized to make this summer memorable? Will your Pomona Grange have a picnic? Or is your local Grange planning for a night at the ballpark? For a youth event – will … Continue reading

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Searching for Inspiration? Ideas for Vespers

If you have ever been tapped to organize a vespers service or Sunday morning inspirational pause, it can either be easy or a challenge. These are important because they allow a calming point in the day, allowing for reflection, connection … Continue reading

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Freeda’s Findings: The Value of One Member

Greetings Grangers! I hope you all had a great Grange Month, promoting our organization and working on your youth and young adult programs. I was looking through Charlene’s Grange files and came across this poem written by a Granger as … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Increasing the Yields of Our Labors

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Michigan State Master Chris Johnston for this post. This first appeared as part of his Master’s Column in the Michigan State Grange’s newsletter, Michigan Grange News.   “Since God placed man on earth, agriculture has existed. … Continue reading

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Grange Youth Camp Ideas

Youth Camp is one of the most popular events for our youth members. And, it’s a challenge to come up with new ideas for activities for these schedules. There are some tried and true events, friendship circles, campfires and s’mores. … Continue reading

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The $50 Scholarship That Changed My Life

Matt Espenshade Elizabethtown Area Grange Master Fifty dollars. Most of us don’t think twice about spending that much money for a new pair of blue jeans or a nice dinner date. However, I can honestly say that a mere $50 … Continue reading

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Freeda Findings: Counting down to Grange Month

If you have not noticed, we are two weeks from the kickoff of Grange month. Charlene and I have been brainstorming about what makes people want to join Grange. Looking at our own experiences with the organization, we think it’s … Continue reading

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Finding what you love, and using your voice

I had the unique experience to meet Greg Peterson from the Peterson Bros. this past weekend. In case you are wondering who is Greg Peterson, he’s one of the trio of brothers who produced a viral video called, “I’m Farming … Continue reading

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