Friday, September 11, 2015

Whallonsburg Grange Celebrating 100 Years Sunday

The-GrangeThe public is invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Sunday, September 13 from 1 to 5 pm. The event will include music, food, a historical exhibit, and a farmers and crafters market, with a celebratory program at 2:30.

Admission includes “Whallonsburgers” and veggie burgers, side dishes featuring local vegetables, and a 100th birthday cake. There will also be frozen yogurt from North Country Creamery available for purchase, and the Grange Community Kitchen’s annual bake sale.

Music will be ongoing throughout the event, featuring Adirondack folk musician Dan Berggren, and including local musicians Russ Bailey, the Wannabes, and the Boquet River Theatre Festival performers. A farmers and crafters market will include fifteen vendors from the region, featuring produce, jams, sauces, pickles, granola bars, nursery tree saplings, jewelry, basketry, chimes, woodwork, pottery, glasswork, sewing and feltwork.

Local fire departments will be present to give truck tours and demonstrations to the children, and to organize The Big Squirt and fire hose soccer. Other children’s activities include games, mural making, sculpting, and cider pressing.

The Whallonsburg Civic Association will be selling commemorative T-shirts with a Grange centennial logo designed by local children’s author Steven Kellogg. The Association will also present a historical exhibit of memorabilia from the early decades of the Grange Hall, including speeches, letters, photos, and other memorabilia.

Admission is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-12. Children under 6 are free.

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22 at Whallons Bay Road, five miles south of the Essex ferry. For more information about this event or the Hall, contact Stephanie Beneng, office manager, at 963-4170 or by email

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