|MARCH 1, 2011 --
April has been declared Grange Month by National Grange President Ed Luttrell, with the 2011 theme: Connecting Communities Through Service. Community Granges throughout Connecticut are encouraged to participate in the month-long celebration by opening their doors to the public for family-oriented events focused on the contributions of the Grange in their communities.
The Connecticut State Grange has a number of events planned for the celebration. Kick off Grange Month, show your Grange spirit and have some serious fun at the Connecticut State Grange Rally Day on Sunday, April 3rd, 1:30 PM, at Cheshire Grange Hall. This exciting event will have you cheering on the many fun and exciting aspects of the Grange.
Bowl your best game and support the teams at the "Bowl Across America" Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser sponsored by the Connecticut State Grange Youth and Junior Committees. This event will be held on April 9th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, at Highland Bowl, 1211 Highland Avenue, Cheshire. The cost is $20.00 per person which includes two games and shoe rental.
Camp Maud Isbell Berger, in it's 56th year, is hosting the annual Camp Berger Clean-Up Day on April 23rd, beginning at 9:00 AM. Located on scenic Park Pond in Winchester Center, volunteers are asked to bring rakes, brooms, and cleaning supplies to help ready the Camp in preparation for the upcoming camping season.
The Social Connection Committee has lined up an evening of fun, food, intrigue, entertainment and surprises at the Connecticut State Grange Mystery Dinner. This event will be held at Cheshire Grange Hall on Saturday, April 30th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10.00 per person, and include dinner, program, and a chance to win mystery packages. Tickets will not be sold the night of the dinner - so if you plan to attend, get your tickets now. Tickets are available through each Pomona and from any member of the Social Connection Committee.
Community Granges will be celebrating Grange Month with open houses, lectures and programs, citizens' awards, service projects, community displays, traditional pot-luck suppers and more. Be sure to check out the complete Calendar of Events on the Connecticut State Grange website.
National Grange will soon be distributing packets promoting Grange Month. The Public Relations Committee are also distributing information to each Community Grange to help in their Grange month promotions. If you need help promoting your Grange's Grange Month events - such as writing press releases and articles, designing posters and more - the PR Committee is just a phone call or an e-mail away!