Grange members look forward to participating in several annual events and activities. Stay tuned and check back for more details. NOTE: During these unprecedented times and restrictions due to the Coronavirus and Covid-19, please stay tuned for information on events and community activities.
Sammamish Valley Alliance Presents the Fall Harvest Celebration; Sat. September 25, 2021. Home base for this event will be at 21 Acres in Woodinville. We’re happy to gather again “in-person.” Sammamish Valley Grange members will be on-site with President Tom Quigley and his 100-year old apple press. Celebrate the season! Stop and explore the local farm stands, markets and stores that support local agriculture in our beautiful Sammamish Valley. Come visit with us at 21 Acres and see what’s happening throughout the Valley. Visit the SVA website to learn more.
NSD 2021 School Board Candidate Forum
This candidate forum was held in mid-July at the Grange Hall in Woodinville. Co-sponsors were Sammamish Valley Grange and The Woodinville Weekly with Moderator, Laura Guido, Editor, The Woodinville Weekly. There are three open positions on the Northshore School Board, with the primary scheduled in August, 2021 and the election in November. All candidates were invited with the Forum open to the public and all ages invited to attend. Each candidate was asked the same questions and had the same time to answer the questions. The community was very supportive and interested in the event.
Annual Farmers Roundtables
The recent Farmers Roundtables, held in November 2020, and March 2021, were a resounding success. Thank you to all the participants, Grange members and community residents for your support of our local farmers. Stay tuned for info on the November, 2021 Roundtable. Photo Margaret Felts, Gaining Ground.
Wreath Making with Rotaract
The annual Sammamish Valley Grange wreath making event took a different spin in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. In conjunction with Woodinville Rotaracts, volunteer work teams were organized throughout to construct wreaths. Local greens, sprigs and branches were harvested and completed wreaths were made available to the public through advance on-line orders with a suggested donation. Partial proceeds of wreath sales benefited Sammamish Valley Alliance. All wreaths were sold to our supportive community members. Thank you for sharing the spirit of the season and for supporting our local organizations.
Local Grange members have been promoting agriculture since 1909 when it was founded in Bothell, Washington to assist farmers, through its move in the 1920’s to its current location in the 1960’s, to the historic Grange Hall located at 14654 148th Avenue NE in Woodinville.