Granges across the country are celebrating 150 years.
The local Grange in Mt. Vernon was established in March 1925 and has, for over 92 years, provided a wealth of activities, events and memories for the Mt. Vernon community, and Grant County as well.
The organization is united by strong ties to agricultural but welcomes all. The Grange advances the cause of education by all just means, including an annual giving of dictionaries to schools in Grant County.
The Grange’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Mt. Vernon Grange. Table reservations are first come, first served, so contact Shannon Winegar early at 541-620-0493.
Homemade stew, pies, cakes, cookies will be available for purchase. A bowl of stew and a fresh-baked roll cost $5. The Grange table will have traditional Grange homemade breads, pies, cake, popcorn balls and candy.
The group’s annual pancake feed is held the last Saturday of February.
Mt. Vernon Grange No. 659 meets with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. The Mt. Vernon Grange is across from Clyde Holliday State park on Highway 26.