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Welcome to South Hill Fruitland Grange #999

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About Us

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We Are The Grange Team...

We are a community-based non-profit organization focused on  our community. 

With the help of our tireless members, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, with educational training sessions for our community. 

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Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for members to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

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Thank You

Whether you help through volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Mission Statement

 

The Fruitland Grange is a family and community organization which provides opportunities

for individuals and families to develop to their highest potential in order to build a stronger

community, state as well as a stronger nation.


Mission Statement  by Theresa Brady 

Community Highlights

A Helping Hand up!

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Pat and Trish Turnage accepting a one time donation from Fruitland Grange to support the Mission for Healing Foundation.  Pat, a United States Army Veteran suffering from PTSD, co-founded the foundation.  Through the Mission he found a sense of healing through building and giving back on mission trips to developing countries.  For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/missionforhealing/.

Meeting Announcements

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 Next Grange meeting is Monday, at 6:30pm.  All are welcome.  

Agricultural display at the Washington State Fair in the J Barn...

Fruitland Grange

6th Place at the Pierce County Fair 2018

 This year the Fruitland Grange Booth was awarded 6th place overall for their booth at the Pierce County Fair...Special thanks for all the Grange members who helped make this award possible!



Our Hand Made Quilt

The Quilt was designed by Carolyn Hojem form tee shirts with the  fair logos.

  Carolyn Hojem (overseer) and Jim Moebius (Grange Master) are holding up the hand made Quilt which  will be

entered at the Washington State

Fair.  The Quilt was designed by Carolyn Hojem from tee shirts with the  fair logos. Each square is a pictures a logo from the past fairs.

Fruitland Grange History

History On The Hill

 

By Carl Vest

At the intersection of 112th Street and 86th Ave., on the northwest corner, a big barn like building stands out.  It’s a common sight to those who commute through the area, as well as for shoppers traveling to the nearby Costco store.  Questions are often asked about its purpose and history.  This building is the home of the Fruitland Grange.

 

Old Fruitland Grange Hall at the intersection of 112th ST & 86th AV, South Hill, Washington.

The Grange is a fraternal organization, created shortly after the Civil War.  Initially the group catered to American farmers and was a very powerful political force from the 1890s to the 1950s.  Many historians credit Grange lobbing for the establishment of rural mail service, the Farm Credit System, and other farm related initiatives of the Federal Government.

The Fruitland Grange was organized in the spring of 1932.  At a gathering in the Woodland School on April 21, 1932, thirty-five people started its establishment process.  The installation was administered by a visiting team from the McMillan Grange.  The three top officers were selected during this ceremony.  The name Fruitland Grange was also adopted.  Subsequently, on May 5, 1932, additional officers were elected.  All were installed on May 19, 1932. It was in December 1934 that the Grange was incorporated. 

For several years the Fruitland lodge operated from the Woodland School.  However, in 1938 the old school building was torn down.  So, from June 1938 to February 1939 meetings were held in the nearby Collins Grange Hall.  In 1934 Fruitland purchased land to build its own facility.  It was the land on which the current building is located.  The first building committee was appointed in March 1935. 

Clearing the land was started in 1936.  Initiating the effort was The Grange Powder Company which held a demonstration on the site and blew out most of the tree stumps.  Membership labor was then utilized to clear the property.

In March 1936 plans for a proposed Hall were accepted.  Afterwards, in April 1938 a building committee was authorized to borrow twenty-five hundred dollars under terms of the Federal Housing Act.  On July 8, 1938 concrete pouring was started.  The male members of the Grange were there, working with wheel-barrows, while the female Grangers provided the food.  However, that day’s work was just the beginning.  Afterwards, nearly every Saturday and Sunday a group of men could be heard hammering away or seen carrying lumber here and there until the main building was completed.  At one time a group of Sumner Grangers came to help. Also Grangers from other places worked from time-to-time, helping in various ways.  So the Grange Hall was, by and large, designed and built with volunteer labor by Grangers from local areas.  It was completed in late 1938 and cost $10,000.

On February 14, 1939, Grange members held a Valentine Dinner in the new Hall.  It was its first use.  The first regular Grange meeting was held on February 17, 1939.  So in 2010 the Fruitland Grange Hall will have been in continuous use for 71 years.

Carl Vest, PhD, is a founding member and Research Director for the South Hill Historical Society.

Fruitland Grange, History

Fruitland Grange, History

Our Grange Blog...

Community Recognition

 

On April 8, 2019, Fruitland Grange and Master Jim Moebius recognize Game and Wild life Officer Todd Dielman from Pacific County. as Law Enforcement Officer of the year  nominated by the Fruitland Grange: Congratulations from the membership! Pictured with Officer Dielman is Sergeant Ryan John & Grange Master Jim Moebius.

 

There were several nominations for the Community Recognition Program. after a careful review of all nominations, the following awards will be presented:



On April 22, 2019, Fruitland Grange and Master Jim Moebius recognize The Freezing Night Ministry, for there community service. Thep pictures below are the volunteer coordinators who provide services to the homeless street people of the area.




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Washington State Fair

Fruitland Grange Agricultural Display

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This year the Grange  received a 4 Place  Ribbon and the People Choice Award for Arrangement & Product  display! 

Washington State Fair Display

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Fruitland Grange Agriculture Display for 2018. Special Thanks to Kevin Johnson at The Chipping Twig Farm in Orting WA. for the fresh produce donated. The Display is located in the J Barn at the Fair grounds.

To Find out more About Chipping Twig Farm

The Grange members who worked on this display!

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From the left to the right going across the front is: Jim Moebius, Eileen Moebius, Laura Hokaenstad,  Teresa Brady, Jan & Nancy Mucha, Bob Ballou, Carolyn Hojem

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King TV interviews Master Jim Moebius

Master Jim talks about the history of the involvement of the Grange at the Fair.

Rental Grange Policy

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Doors & Cabinets

If you open up any doors or cabinets please close after use.  Please lock up all doors and cabinets after use. 

Lights

If you unlock any exit doors or inside  doors in the building please lock them before leaving.

Repairs

If something should break please report the damage to the Rental Chairman if you can not fix the item.


Clean up...

Please clean up all rented areas (kitchen, parking area, dining room, Upstairs areas, hallways, restrooms & garbage removed to the outside dumper) as you found them at time of rental.  If the Grange needs to be cleaned the amount of the cleaning cost will be deducted from your deposit.

If you need to move items:

Please reset up any items, chairs, tables, or other items back to where you found them. In the dining room please rest chairs and tables to the position they were when you first started an event. 

Q&A

Q: IF I NOT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE A ITEM WHAT SHOULD I DO? 

A: PLEASE DO NOT OPERATE IT. CONTACT THE RENTAL CHAIRMAN FOR HELP!


Q: CAN I BORROW ITEM FROM THE GRANGE ?  

A: PLEASE GET PERMISSION FROM THE GRANGE STAFF FIRST.


Q: WHERE DO I PLACE THE GARBAGE?

A: YOU WILL FIND A GREEN DUMPER OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING LOT. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE GARBAGE IS PLACED IN THE DUMPER NOT ON THE GROUND BY THE DUMPER.  GARBAGE LEFT OUTSIDE THE DUMPER OR IN OR BY THE BUILDING WILL CAUSE A FEE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR DEPOSIT!!


Q:  WHEN & WHO DO I TURN IN TO KEYS ?

A: TURN THE KEYS INTO THE RENTAL MANAGER , ON A AGREE TIME AFTER THE EVENT.

KEYS THAT ARE  LOST OR DAMAGE WILL BACK CHARGED BACK ON DEPOSIT.


Q: CAN WE SERVE FOOD OR DRINKS ON THE UPSTAIRS MEETING & STAGE ARE?

NO FOOD OR DRINK IIS ALLOWED UPSTAIRS!


Q: CAN I SMOKE IN THE GRANGE BUILDING?

A: NO AS PER WASHINGTON STATE LAW! IF WANT TO SMOKE YOU MUST BE 25' FROM ANY DOOR OF THE BUILDING. WE PREFER THERE IS NO SMOKING ON THE GROUNDS...


Q: is there a fee for credit or debit card transactions?

A: Yes there is a fee of 2.9% Pal Pay transaction fee. This fee is not refundable on any refundable deposits.


 I understand that the holding deposit ($100.00) fee  is non-refundable under any circumstances, if I cancel the holding date for the event,  I will forfeit my deposit ( $100). 


*PLEASE NOTE ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OR THE GROUNDS IN THE BUILDING WILL FORCE THE GRANGE MANAGEMENT TO HAVE ANY PERSON OR PERSONS REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY AND THEY WILL BE TRESPASSED.


**PLEASE NOTE FIREARMS NOT PERMITTED ON THE PROPERTY!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING RESPECTING AND UP HOLDING THE FRUITLAND GRANGE POLICIES!


THE FRUITLAND GRANGE




Hall Rental Information...

 

The Grange Rental Areas:

The down Stairs has a Dining area with a large commercial kitchen. Rental fee $750 

Upstairs Area has a large dance floor with a full size stage. Rental Fee is  $1500

Rental & deposit fee's based on  per day event usage.

 For a tour or more information please call  253-691-6170 speak with William Lee Rental Chairman.

*Damage deposit is $600 per floor refundable as per-contract agreement. (Credit  or Debit cards fee is not refundable)

 Rented Dates

Please note dates with Stars are rented dates!



5-18 Birthday Private Party*

5-19 Girl Scouts

5-24 Gem Rock Club*

6-1 R Sukola*

6-14 Gem Rock Club*

6-15 Private Party*

6-19 & 6-26 Cooking Class*

6-22 Retirement Party*

6-25 6-28 Church School

6- 28 Gem Rock Club*

7-6 party*

7-7 anniversary*

7 -24 Cooking Class*

7-26 Gem Rock Club

8-3 Wedding party

8-10 Private Party

8-21 Cooking Class

8-24Wedding Party




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Meetings Begin at 6:30 on the Following Dates: 2 Mondays of the Month

                     

                 

           

                    

                       May 13th  

                      June 10th

                      July 8th

                      August 12th

                      September 9th     

                                  

                                  

                   

The Fruitland Grange # 999

112th St East 86th Ave.East, Puyallup, WA. 98373

Call Jim Moebius (253) 847-1061 for Grange Meeting Information...

Grange Master

Jim Moebius

253-847-1061



Calendar Grange Events

6/19/2019 & 6-26 Wednesday

BEGINNING CANNING CANNING PROCESSES

6:30pm

Fruitland Grange CORNER OF 112TH & 86TH SOUTH HILL, PUYALLUP, WA.

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6/19/2019 & 6-26 Wednesday

BEGINNING CANNING CANNING PROCESSES

 

 

Summer is coming soon and this course will teach you how to home can your garden’s fresh bounty or local farmer’s market fresh finds. You will become familiar with canning equipment and how to safely can for your pantry. Home canning is great for special diets, saving money on your food budget and providing good wholesome food for you and your family.

Open to everyone.

Free Event. Please let us know that you're coming so our instructor brings enough supplies.

6:30pm

Fruitland Grange CORNER OF 112TH & 86TH SOUTH HILL, PUYALLUP, WA.

7/24/2019 Wednesday

FOOD DEHYDRATION - Alternate food preservation method

6:30

Fruitland Grange CORNER OF 112TH & 86TH SOUTH HILL, PUYALLUP, WA.

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7/24/2019 Wednesday

FOOD DEHYDRATION - Alternate food preservation method

 

This class will be an introduction to Food Dehydrating. Learn how to prep your food to achieve the best results of dehydrating your food. This is a great way to preserve your summer harvest or local farmer's market purchases for your pantry. This class will help you use one of the oldest food preservation methods known to man. We'll discuss methods of drying, selecting the correct dehydrator for your use and proper storage once your product is dehydrated.

Open to everyone.

Free. Please let us know you are coming so the instructor will bring enough supplies

6:30

Fruitland Grange CORNER OF 112TH & 86TH SOUTH HILL, PUYALLUP, WA.

8/21/2020

Pickles and Fermenting

6:30pm

Fruitland Grange CORNER OF 112TH & 86TH SOUTH HILL, PUYALLUP, WA.

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8/21/2020

Pickles and Fermenting

Get started preserving pickled and fermenting foods from your garden or local FARMERS MARKET. Learn canning safety & USDA canning methods of making own pickles at home.  Free. Please let us know you are coming so the instructor will bring enough supplies 

6:30pm

Fruitland Grange CORNER OF 112TH & 86TH SOUTH HILL, PUYALLUP, WA.