What do you know about the Portsmouth Grange?
Did you know granges offer leadership development for local community service projects within their theme of "American Values, Hometown Roots?"
Granges also offer a legislative voice through grassroots advocacy. While Granges are non-partisan, they urge full participation in the American political process.
Family is a part of every grange meeting. Children, youth, adults and senior are welcome participants in competitions such as music, art, public speaking, crafts and more. Members and visitors enjoy the fellowship, recreation and social activities of grange meetings.
Grange outreach and volunteering efforts benefit a variety of organizations and projects across Rhode Island and surrounding Massachusetts communities: Ronald McDonald House, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Foster Parents Project, local animal shelters, Linus blankets as well as helmets and mittens for Hasbro and other hospitals. Grange members have donated change and gift cards for veterans, homeless and widows. A guiding principal for all granges is faith, hope, charity and fidelity. The motto of granges is “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty and in all things charity.”
The Portsmouth Grange will hold its annual awards night on May 3, honoring the outstanding contributions of a Portsmouth citizen (farmer, teacher, fireman or policeman).
Also awarded that night will be longevity awards for grange membership and community service.
The Portsmouth Grange meets the first Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the . For more information, contact Scott Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 178 Weaver Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI 02817, or call (401) 226-4118.
For more information on Rhode Island Granges, visit www.rhodeislandgrange.org.