GRANGE MEETING SEPTEMEBER 13th, 6:30 PM

Hey everyone, we have a Grays River Grange meeting coming up on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30 PM.

All are welcome to join us as we gather and share in camaraderie and fellowship. When the work of the day has ended, we have an opportunity to be together, to discuss natural observances of the world around us, and issues of the day.

Visitors are always welcome, and we’d love to hear about what’s happening in your garden, community, on your farm, in your neighborhood, and anything else you’d like to bring to the table.

Being a part of the Washington State Grange is a wonderful thing. “The People’s Voice of Washington” is what they say at The Washington State Grange website, and it’s true. We really do have a voice.

HELP RESTORE THE HISTORIC DEEP RIVER PIONEER CHURCH

Did you know there is a restoration project happening right now at the Deep River Historic Pioneer Church?

This is an amazing building that is filled with over a hundred years of history!

Construction began in 1898 by local Finnish settlers, and the church doors opened in 1902.

During the Finnish-American Folk Festival, the church would be open for visitors to see the interior of this beautiful building, and In 1974, the Deep River Pioneer Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

You can help today by donating to The Deep River Pioneer Church fundraiser here: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8ML9MGRObJ

Striking pictures, a detailed description of the building, and more info about the fundraiser here: https://deepriverdispatch.com/church.html

The Deep River Pioneer Church Restoration

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY FARM-2-FIBER FESTIVAL (FLOCK AND FIBER SHOW)

There are so many exciting classes, demonstrations, and events at The Wahkiakum County Farm 2 Fiber Festival!

FOR CLASSES: To pre-register please contact the class instructor. Walk ins are welcome, however some classes have a maximum number of participants, so pre-registration is recommended.

You can find detailed information about each class and contact information for each instructor at this link: https://wahkiakumfair.org/2104-2/

What: The Wahkiakum County Farm 2 Fiber Festival

Where: Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds, 16 Fairgrounds Rd., Skamokawa, WA 98647

When: Friday September 9th through Sunday September 11th

Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Grays River Grange is a proud donor to this event, and has happily provided funds for the vendor’s dinner.

COWLITZ-WAHKIAKUM POMONA GRANGE PICNIC

This Saturday, August 20th at 5:00 pm, the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Pomona Picnic will be held at 705 Monahan Rd., Castle Rock, WA. 98611.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided along with buns and condiments.

Guests are asked to please bring a side dish or dessert.

It will be a fun time.

Please plan on attending if you can.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SKAMOKAWA GRANGE #425

The Skamokawa Grange is having an open mic night on August 21st, and a drum circle on August 28th.

All are welcome to join in these fun events and attending helps to support the Grange.

Come join in the fun and play, dance, or listen.  

All proceeds go to support the Skamokawa Grange.

The Grange is an organization focused on fellowship and support for our community and local agriculture.

The Skamokawa Grange is located at 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Skamokawa, WA. 98647 (Right next to the Wahkiakum Fairgrounds)

For more info or any questions call (360) 795-3434

or visit the Skamokawa Grange Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SkamokawaGrange

Open mic and jam session at the Skamokawa Grange

Drum circle at the Skamokawa Grange

GRANGE FAIR BOOTH

Come one, come all, to The Wahkiakum County Fair!

For over 100 years, The Wahkiakum County Fair has been a favorite for locals and visitors to gather, celebrate, learn and appreciate the rich history and culture of Wahkiakum County and the Lower Columbia Region.

Grangers have been busy getting everything ready for the Grange Fair Booth at the Wahkiakum County Fair.

Featuring history. precious memories, and a glimpse of Grays River, you’ll find the Grange Fair Booth in the T Building along with the flowers, photography, artwork, needlecrafts, and many other interesting and unique displays.

There is always so much to see at the fair, and we hope to see you there!

Where: The Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds, 16 Fairgrounds Rd., Skamokawa, WA 98647

When: Thursday August 18th,, Friday August 19th, and Saturday August 20th (Saturday is kids day, all children 12 and under, free all day).

The Fair opens at 9:00 am.

Here’s a link to the detailed fair schedule and admission info on the fair website: https://wahkiakumfair.org/

The 2022 Grays River Grange Fair Booth

Pie Baking Challenge

When Grangers gather, you know the food will be great! The pies will be scrumptious, and joyful laughter will fill the air.

The pie challenge at the fair was a wonderful success with so many talented bakers in our midst.

Growing and sharing food is a Grange tradition and at our meetings, the agricultural reports are always a treat. A chance to hear about what is happening in and around the land where we live, work, and play.

The Finnish-American Folk Festival ~ 2022

The Grays River Grange was thrilled to be back at The Finnish-American Folk Festival for 2022!

We had a wonderful and exciting time preparing our Salmon Dinner and it was so popular this year, we ran out of dinners well before closing time at 3:00 pm.

The Finn Fest was packed with people and it was such a treat to be there with everyone celebrating our Sisu!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Finn Fest, to each person who purchased and enjoyed the delicious Salmon Dinner, to all the hard working Grangers who prepared the meal, and special thanks to Mike Backman for supplying the delicious, fresh salmon.

The proceeds from sales of the Salmon Dinner go to support the ongoing commitment to community service provided by the Grays River Grange. From maintaining and beautifying Ahlberg Park, Meserve Park, and The Grays River Grange Cemetery, to providing a safe and comfortable meeting space for local community organizations, hosting the annual Christmas Dinner, hosting candidate forums, and much more!

We are looking forward to Finn Fest 2024!

We Grangers are pledged to be quiet and peaceful folks who serve our community, and we are an all volunteer organization.

If you are a member, thank you so much for your support and active membership. Your participation keeps our Grange viable and helps us continue to thrive. If you have not been to a meeting for a while, or if you are interested in the Grange, please visit us. Our meetings are a great place for fellowship and connection with each other and with what’s going on in our part of the world. The Grange is a non-partisan group and we welcome people from all walks of life. Our meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm., are open to the public, and all are welcome so please feel free to join us, we’d love to see you. 

For any questions or more info call us at (360) 465-2268 or email us at Graysrivergrange124@gmail.com