Vassalboro Grange #322
The Vassalboro Grange is composed of citizens of the area who care about and take care of the Grange building on Route 32 in downtown East Vassalboro so that it may be utilized by the community and individuals for events. At this time the Grange meets once a month, usually the fourth Friday night, and begins with a 6:30 pot luck supper. Meetings and programs usually begin at 7:30 and last from one to two hours. Grange members range in age from under a year old to 90+. Families come to the pot luck together and often children choose to play ball or hang out together afterwards, however they are always welcome to be part of the meeting.
Vassalboro Grange #322 is always looking for members. Originally Vassalboro Grange was a strict fraternal organization that functioned with passwords and secret ceremonies. Although the Vassalboro Grange respects this history, it has no secrets and relies on a democratic process of self-rule. There is a master, a secretary, treasurer, lecturer, and a committee that oversees building improvements. Once or twice a year, "formal" meetings may be held utilizing the old time Grange ritual. This is often done to honor Grangers who have passed on, or to welcome new Grangers and to give them an idea of the beauty of the original ceremony and the pomp and circumstance that went along with it.
Vassalboro Grangers want to provide opportunity for all ages to feel meaningfully involved with our community.
The Grange has hosted Youth Drama Camps with original productions produced and played by area children for five years.
Each year, the Grange tries to put on a theatrical performance of their own with proceeds benefiting the building. You may remember Lily’s Apple Pie, The East Vassalboro Corner Store, and The Great East Vassalboro Swindle. Each production was loads of fun to be part of and to watch!
Granges are known for their good food and ours is no different. We use "Suppers", "Soup and Bread Lunches" and food sales to fund our renovations. We recently held a successful Grange Yard Sale in conjunction with the Vassalboro Historical Society.
The Vassalboro Grange is available for rent for functions for a nominal fee.
If you are interested in any of our activities or in joining or renting the Grange, please call Linda Titus at 873-2108 or 631-3303. Come try us out!
Vassalboro Grange #322 Tentative Calendar for 2016
6:30 Pot Luck 7:30 Meeting
July 1 - Autumn Read rented.
July 9 - Coffee House
July 16 — Helen Cates Wedding
July 29 Pot Luck
July 30 — Contradance 6:30
August 13 — Coffee House
August 26 Pot Luck
Aug. 27 — set up Windsor Fair Booth
September 10 Vassalboro Days and Library Sale on Sat and Sun
Sept. 10 — Coffee House
Historical Society Annual Meeting????
September 30 Pot Luck
October 15 — Harvest Supper
October 28 Pot Luck
October 29 — Contradance 6:30
November 18 or 25 Pot Luck
December 3 — Spirit of Christmas
December 23 Pot Luck & Caroling & Gift Swap Game
December 31 — Contradance 6:30
All are open to the public