Valley Grange Plans Family Fun!

“The focus of Valley Grange in the fall is getting dictionaries in the hands of third graders,” according to Valley Grange Master Jim Annis. “This year we’re wrapping up that effort with a day that’s all about family fun.” Annis went on to explain that a team of Grange Members will spend the morning of Friday, November 20 visiting elementary schools in S.A.D. 41. “We’ll start first thing in the morning at the Marion Cook School in LaGrange and finish up the morning at the Brownville Elementary School.”

The Guilford based group has made the “Words for Thirds Program” a signature community effort for some years now. A number of fundraisers are conducted throughout the year that make it possible for the Grange to provide every third grader “from Monson to Milo” with their own personal dictionary.” Program Director Walter Boomsma notes, “Grangers like to say ‘The work is the reward’ and that’s definitely true with this program. The kids get so excited!”

The team making the rounds in S.A.D. 41 won’t get much rest after they’re finished because (more…)