LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Long Beach Grange held an appreciation dinner for the members, merchants and vendors. The more than 65 people in attendance enjoyed an excellent dinner of roast beef and all the fixings followed by cake.
The closing song was “Home on the Grange” performed by JJ and the Boys with audience participation.
All year round many members, vendors and merchants have events at this quaint historical building with hardwood floors and high ceilings. Their motto is “Changing today for a better tomorrow.” Every year they send a children to Camp Morehead for a few weeks in the summer.
For over 80 years the Long Beach Grange has raised thousands of dollars to benefit our local emergency services and children in need. In 1990 the Long Beach Grange almost closed, but local folks got together and helped to refurbish the building and continue to make it a shared responsibility.
If you interested in auctions they are held the second Saturday of the month and the weekend market is the first and third Friday and Saturday of the month. There is always something happening at the Grange, from 4-H club meetings to bridge club to square-dancing. Another upcoming event will be the Christmas Bazaar towards the end of November. Food is available during most activities. The Grange offers rental of its hall for weddings, parties or meetings. There are two levels and either may be rented.
The grange is located at 5717 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Call 642-4953 if you would like more information.