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Connecticut State Grange to hold 135th Annual Session in Norwich

By Terri Fassio, Public Relations Co-Director, CT State Grange

  OCTOBER 1, 2019 --

The 135th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 17-19, at the Holiday Inn Norwich, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich, Connecticut. 

Delegates from over 40 local Connecticut Granges will be present to take part in the Session, which includes discussion and action on over 25 different resolutions proposed by local Granges. The resolutions enacted at the Annual Session determine the legislative policies of the Connecticut State Grange for the coming year.  

Many awards will be presented throughout the Session to Granges and individuals, including membership, family activities, public relations and community service. The Session also plays host to many contests for both adults and juniors.

Dwight Baldwin, National Grange Treasurer, and his wife Kathy, are serving as the National Grange Representatives to the Session. Baldwin, Master of the Iowa State Grange has been a Grange member for almost 50 year of Amboy Grange # 2102. He was elected Treasurer of the National Grange in 2009.  

On Saturday at 3:00 PM, the conferral of the Sixth Degree of Membership by the officers of the Connecticut State Grange will take place, featuring a Rose Drill presented by Grange members from across the state. 

The Celebration Banquet will be held Friday evening, featuring scholarship awards, professional agricultural awards, and a program prepared by Connecticut State Grange Lecturer Marge Bernhardt of Cheshire. 

The Connecticut State Grange has been an integral part of rural and non-rural communities across the state for 135 years, with currently more than 40 local Grange chapters in Connecticut. Local Granges are committed to bettering their communities through service projects, legislative and agricultural initiatives, and family orientated activities.    

For more information on the 135th Annual Session of the Connecticut State Grange, or on Granges throughout Connecticut, please visit www.CTStateGrange.org.


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