The Upton Grange will host their Second Annual Agricultural Day on Saturday April 3o. The public is invited to join the Grange for Family Fun and Refreshments. Raffles will be held to bennefit the Grange Building Restoration Fund. There will be a plant swap and sale.
The Grange Hall is located at 26 School Street.
Schedule of Events:
“Large Crop From A Small Garden” by Gary Gary Neves at 9 a.m.
“Bees And Pollinator Flower Gardens” by Ed Syzmanski,President of Norfolk County Beekeepers at 10 a.m.
“Upton Town Line Dairy Farm” by John Lindquest at 11 a.m.
4-H Troup with Farm Animals & Ponies with local 4H-ers introduce you to their Animals at noon.
“Organic Gardening for Everyone”by John Root for gardeners of all ages & physical conditions on growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, & flowers at 1pm.
Presentation of the “2016 Upton Citizen of the Year Award” to Ellen Arnold at 2 p.m. Ellen is the Founding member of “Friends of the Upton State Forest”
The Upton Grange was built in 1858 as the town’s first public school. The Grange began meeting there in 1885 and is the oldest Family organization in town. The Order of Patrons of Husbandry, known as the National Grange, came into being in 1867 as a fraternal nonprofit organization to unite U.S. private citizens and to improve the lives of the nation’s rural and farm Families. For 150 years Grange halls have existed as community centers where residents gather for educational events, dances, potlucks, and agricultural Fairs.
Upton Grange activities include community service projects, colledge scholarship for 12th graders, aid to local Veterans, food drives, help for Upton Seniors, Upton’s Annual Agricultural Day, and the annual Upton Citizens Award.
The Grange Hall has a deteriorating sill & adjoining floor joists, the bathrooms need repair, and the Hall needs an exterior paint job. Please help to restore the historic Upton Building by participating in Upton Grange Events and Raffles or you may donate at https://www.gofundme.com/uptongrange