Happy news! A grant for better heating and lights!

Today, we received amazing news.  The Tillamook Public Utility District, our  consumer owned public electrical utility, awarded us a Community Service Grant for $5000, to help us begin to upgrade our heating and lighting system, and bring energy efficiency and cost savings to the Fairview Grange.  

The PUD conducted an engineering study for us in November, which demonstrates our need for modern heat pumps and LED lighting, and other electrical needs, and now we can begin to move ahead.  

The new heating and lighting will allow us to make the Grange more comfortable for the community, and all the numerous community events we are now scheduling at the Grange.  And, our finances will improve, due to the efficiencies of the new systems.  

We are very grateful for the PUD for their charity, advice, and community spirit. And, we will apply for other grants and donations, so that we can move ahead with improving the Grange.  

We rejoice that we live in a generous and community-oriented community. Thank you, PUD!


A Busy Spring at the Grange



            Lots of things are happening at the Grange.  Our March open mic and community supper is tonight, March 2, starting at 6.  Soup and salad dinner by donation, and then our monthly open mic happens, with a variety of local poets, story tellers, and musicians. We are family friendly so come on down.


            March 6 the Wilson River High School holds a workshop at the Grange.


            March 10 is the Tillamook High School charity drive celebration, to honor another successful community wide fund raising campaign.


            March 22 is the Serenity Club’s dance, with music by Benny and the Bay City Rockers.


            The Rockers return on Friday, April 5 for a benefit concert for the Fairview Grange, starting at 6:30 p.m.


            And, then, Saturday, April 6 is our monthly Open Mic and Community Supper. 


            The Grange will be featured in the April edition of the Tillamook PUD Ruralite magazine, with stories about our recent activities and plans for the future.


            We’ve also been busy applying for grants, including a revamping of our electrical system and heating with the Tillamook PUD. We’ve also applied for funding for a summer workshop for young musicians on how to perform on stage, and use a sound system.


            We’ll keep you up to date as we move forward, and continue our renovations and improving the Grange, being a good host for a variety of community events and activities.