History and Programs
The Five Mile Prairie community celebrated the one hundredth birthday of Five Mile Prairie Grange Hall in 2013. The grange hall has been many things during its 100 year life. At one time it was a private residence. In the early part of the twentieth century when apple orchards were more common on Five Mile, the building served as an apple packing shed. Then in 1937, when the “large white schoolhouse” across Strong Road was condemned, the Grange building provided a temporary school for the children of Five Mile Prairie, until construction of their new school, the now-historic Five Mile Prairie Schoolhouse, was completed in 1939.
The Five Mile Prairie Grange Association was established in 1929. The Grange purchased the former apple packing facility in 1936. Today’s Grange members sponsor popular events including Pancakes with the Easter Bunny, Pancakes with Santa, Pie Night and monthly activity nights when we invite the public over for old-fashioned fun. The Grange also contributes to local charities, and participates in the Words for Thirds program – distributing dictionaries to the third graders of Five Mile Prairie Schoolhouse and Prairie View Elementary School.
Five Mile Prairie Grange is again offering scholarships! An application is available for download (below) in pdf format. If you prefer an editable MS Word document, you can contact Marc Jones at m[email protected]. Applications are due by April 30th in 2023.
For this scholarship you must be applying to, accepted to, or attending a post-secondary institution. Qualifying institutions are two- and four-year colleges and universities, graduate or professional schools, community colleges, trade schools or vocational schools. You must be applying as a full-time student; and can be pursuing any major or field of study. The award must be used in the upcoming academic year.
Scholarships will be for up to $500 which will be paid directly to the institution.
pdf file for download: GrangeScholarshipApplication-pdf