National Grange President Ed Luttrell has declared April as Grange Month, saying, "The Grange has been an important institution in hometown America for 145 years, and we are proud to show off the wonderful work each and every one of our Granges does to improve their communities."
"Each year the Grange is a vehicle and a voice for rural America, agriculture and heritage of neighbors helping neighbors to build a stronger America," said Luttrell.
Plans to participate in National Grange Month have been made by Ross Grange.
On April 6, members will attend the WJTN Breakfast Party to observe activities. Monday, April 8 will be the annual Awards Night Dinner of Ross Grange at the Falcon's Nest Banquet Hall, 2001 E. Main St., Falconer. The annual Community Citizen Award will be given to an unsuspecting person for their work in the community. A 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented. Ross members will be recognized for years of service for 50 to 80 years. Members attending are asked to bring a dish for the buffet table of vegetables, salad or dessert. Meat, potatoes, rolls and beverages will be furnished. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome at no charge, but should call 665-2694 for reservations.
Ross members will also attend the County Grange Banquet on April 9 at the Pine Valley VFW.
April 22 will be the next regular meeting, with members of the Falconer School Board presenting the program. There will be an opportunity for questions, with the public invited to attend. This will also be the annual baking contest -Baking Powder Biscuits.
Sunday, April 28 will be the countywide Rural Life Sunday observance at Falconer United Methodist Church. This is in conjunction with Chautauqua County Soil and Water District and is a national observance. The service is at 11 a.m. followed by a tureen lunch.