The National Grange and who we are!
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.
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!
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.
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.The Fruitland Grange is a family and country...
Mission Statement by Theresa Brady
Carolyn Hojem / 2020
Candace Thompson / 2020
14726 77th Ave. Ct. East Puyallup WA. 98375
Kathy Welter / 2020
4021 Highland Blvd Puyallup WA. 98372
Betty Schroeder / 2020
1108 119th Street E, Puyallup, WA. 98374
Cheri Radford / 2020
Debra Basquez / 2020
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/.
Grange meetings are on the second & forth Monday of the month at 6:30pm. All are welcome.
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!
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.
Free Community Canning Classes by Debra Basquez. The Classes cover canning & food dehydration.
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.
Sister Carolyn Hojem presented a picture of Sister Eileen and certificate of appreciation for the continue service with as a Grange officer and commun
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.
Master Jim Moebius, Puy. Police Officer Mark Ketter, Teacher Carrie Nielson & Rescue Chaplin Glen Luebke 2018
2019 the Grange received a 6 Place Ribbon for Exhibit and 5 Place Award for Arrangement & Product display!
Fruitland Grange outdoor Display for 2019.
From the left to the right going across the front is: Jim Moebius, Eileen Moebius, Laura Hokenstad, Teresa Brady, Jan & Nancy Mucha, Bob Ballou, Carolyn Hojem
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.
If you open up any doors or cabinets please close after use. Please lock up all doors and cabinets after use.
If you unlock any exit doors or inside doors in the building please lock them before leaving.
If something should break please report the damage to the Rental Chairman if you can not fix the item.
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.
The amount of the cleaning cost of $100 will be deducted from your deposit.
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: 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 AREA?
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.
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) fee is non-refundable under any circumstances, if I cancel the holding date for the event, I will forfeit my deposit of ($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
Large Parking Area...
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 $900
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 minus $100 Janitorial Fee & $100 insurance fee's not refundable as per-contract agreement, total amount refundable is $400 from deposit held. (Credit or Debit cards fee are also not refundable)
Please, note dates with Stars are rented dates!
Grange Tours are on Appointment Only
Important Notice the Hall upstairs will be closed for rentals from Dec. 6 until Dec. 18. do to painting and repairs!
Dec. 9 Grange Meeting
March 6-7-20 State Grange meeting*
112th St East 86th Ave.East, Puyallup, WA. 98373
Call Jim Moebius (253) 847-1061 for Grange Meeting Information...
Call more information at 253-244-8688