The Grange Community
The Fruitland Grange building and grounds are used by local organizations such as 4-H, South Hill Little League, the Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Washington Isshinryu Karate, Girl Scouts, and others. Each year, the Fruitland Grange is used by these community groups more than 1,000 hours in total.
The Grange Gives Back
Words for Thirds
This national Grange program puts a new dictionary in the hands of third graders. Fruitland Grange buys a paperback student dictionary for every 3rd grade student in at least one local Puyallup school at a cost of about $1.25 for each dictionary.
Grange members present the books to the students and talk a bit about the program. During the presentation students are challenged to look up new facts and to share their favorite words. The dictionary has reference tables and maps so it is more than just spelling and learning the parts of speech.
For a generation raised on digital everything, the students are surprisingly excited about their low tech gift.