Vassalboro Grange

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!

Link to Vassalboro Grange Facebook page

Vassalboro Grange #322 Tentative Calendar for 2018

April 9 — 6:30 Oak Grove Meeting Private
April 13 -- 6:30 Pot Luck & Final Degree Day
April 27 - Pot Luck & Meeting @ 6:30 Windsor Fair Exhibit
May 4 — KMS Contradance 9-12 Private
May 11 - BYO Sandwich and set up for tomorrow and make plans for Summerfest
May 12 — Black Fly Sale—Come on down! Plant swap included in sale.
May 19 -- Montessouri School Pot Luck (Jody) Private
June 9 — Coffee House 7-9
June 22/23 — Vassalboro’s Summerfest. Ideas include bake off with celebrity judges; pie auction; concert; strawberry lemonades…Invite others to do things that weekend for benefits.
This festival will take place of regular meeting. Coordinate with Historical Society, Pat Shepard for fuel fund, VBA, 47 Daisies…
July 13/ 14 -- Roberta Doe rented Grange 750 Nelson Rd, Vassalboro 04989 923-3055 pd ck # 2019 Private
July 7 — Coffee House 7-9
July 27 -- Pot Luck & Meeting @ 6:30
August 11 -- Coffee House 7-9
August 31 -- Pot Luck & Meeting @ 6:30 Steve Jones
September 8 — Library Book Sale They can set up September 1
September 8 — Last Coffee House? 7-9 Vassalboro Days
September 28 -- Pot Luck & Meeting @ 6:30 Plan Harvest Supper
September 29 — Contradance
October 27 — Harvest Supper Advance Sales only!
October 28 — Titus Reserve for family party
November 25 — 6:30 decorate tree, cookies and tea
December 1 — Spirit of Christmas fair
December 21 — Christmas Party

All are open to the public