Members meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday for potluck dinner at 18131 S. Fischers Mill Road

Redland Grange #796 had a busy month in April 2018.

Several members of the group spent the day April 14 cleaning litter from Hattan Road and were rewarded with homemade soup, sandwiches and dessert. On April 12 they joined other local grange members who visited the Board of Clackamas County Redland Grange #796Commissioners to present the Proclamation of National Grange Month.

Grange is a fraternal nonprofit organization that was organized in Washington, D.C., in 1867. Redland Grange was organized in 1931 and has a kitchen and dining hall available for rental to the local community for weddings, parties, family reunions, funerals and other events in unincorporated Oregon City.

Redland Grange member Annette Wanker said members prepare and serve hot meals to the homeless and hungry every Monday morning, including Christmas Day and New Years Day, at Clackamette Park. Members meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday for potluck dinner followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at 18131 S. Fischers Mill Road.

"We invite our neighbors to join us and keep us strong," Wanker said. "It's sad to admit we do need to increase our membership in order to continue serving our community and make financial donations to dogs for the blind/deaf."

Redland Grange members also support local youth organizations, like 4-H and Future Farmers of America, with donations that help purchase school supplies and other necessary items.

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