Located in the Ware Building Annex
IN ESSENTIALS, UNITY; IN NON-ESSENTIALS, LIBERTY; IN ALL THINGS, CHARITY.
The Grange is a fraternal organization which encourages families to band together to promote
economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture. Its roots go back to just after the Civil War when President Andrew Johnson commission Oliver Kelly to travel to the South and to collect data to improve Southern agricultural conditions.
The Grange has been in the State of Vermont from almost the beginning and claims a membership today of approximately 1500 members. Because of the decrease in the number of farms and farming families, Grange members now devote most of their time to serving the community in a multitude of ways.
When designing your exhibit, keep in mind:
- You have 30 seconds to attract someone’s attention
- You have another 30 seconds to keep their attention
- Therefore, your exhibit should be colorful and attractive but simple and uncluttered
- Judging of the exhibit will be based on how well it does these three things.
- Set-up is Friday, August 25th, in the Ware Building from 10:00am to noon.
- Exhibits will be taken down on Monday, September 4th, between 8:00 and 10:00am
- Each Community Grange will be asked for volunteers to cover shifts throughout Fair week.
For more information, please call Brenda Rousselle.
- Tables will, again, be 4” X 4”; one table per Grange.
- You can use the table top and front for your exhibit.
- You can also put up stand-up backing on your table to post exhibits. The exhibit can include a potted flower arrangement. Each exhibiting Grange will receive $25.00.
- First, Second and Third Place ribbons will be awarded.
- Bring a banner with your Grange name but do not put it on your display. They will be displayed after judging.
- Fair attendees will have a chance to enter a daily drawing.