Perry County Grange  

Meeting Location:

Millerstown Community Park Building
110 West Juniata Parkway
Millerstown, PA 17062

 
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
Community Service

One of the primary purposes of the Grange today is to provide service to its community.  Perry Valley Grange devotes a large portion of its time, efforts, and resources for an extensive year-round community service program.  Each year 20 or more projects are carried out by Grange with the donation of time, energy and money from members and community volunteers.

Many State and National Grange awards for outstanding community service reports have been received over the years, including the 2009 first place state report and the second place national report. 

 

Recent Grange Community Service Projects

 

Grange Grant Funds Fort Hunter Park Signs

Linda Byers, president of Perry Valley Grange, visits one of the new signs recently installed in a newly developed section of Fort Hunter Park near Harrisburg through an $8,050 grant given by the Grange.   A total of eight permanent outdoor educational signs were installed with the grant to help visitors learn more about the geology of the Susquehanna River, the history of Fort Hunter and local Native Americans, stories of river commerce and the Rockville Bridge in bygone days and information about fish and birds of the Susquehanna basin.  The signs may be viewed any day from dawn to dusk in the park area along the Susquehanna River between Heckton Church and the boat launch.

 

 

Grange Contributes $750 for "Courthouse Dog"

 

The Perry County Children K-9 Fund recently received $750 from Perry Valley Grange to assist with the purchase, training and maintenance of  a “courthouse dog” which will serve as an ambassador for child welfare in the court system.   The dog will provide comfort and advocacy to children who have been physically or sexually abused when they may be called upon to testify in various legal or custody proceedings.   Kristie Gantt (left), Administrator of Perry County Children & Youth Services, spoke at a recent Grange meeting and received the contribution from Grange president Linda Byers.

 

 

First Community “Concert in the Park” a Big Success

 

On a lovely June evening (6/9/2017) Perry Valley Grange sponsored a free community concert in
the Millerstown Park Amphitheater.  It was very popular, promising to be the first of many. 

6-2017 Concert 6-2017 Wagner  

 

 

Folk singer and recording artist Van Wagner (left) from the Lewisburg area performed a program of vocal and guitar music that included some of his own compositions.   His narrative cleverly wove into the concert many facts about the Juniata River just behind the stage and its cultural, historic and economic impact on the area.    Plans are underway for two free concerts to be held during the summer of 2018.

 

Both the performer (above) and the free ice cream sundaes (below) received applause.

 

 

 


 

Second Annual School Field Trip Day

Perry Valley Grange recently sponsored an all-day Environ-Go educational field trip for fourth grade students from the Greenwood and Newport Elementary Schools.   The day’s activities, held at the Millerstown Community Park, included many hands-on activities and learning centers on a variety of environmental subjects.  

 


 

Elementary School Essay & Poster Contests

The 2017 elementary school essay and poster contest sponsored by Perry Valley Grange drew nearly 200 entries on the “The Environment Around Us” theme.   Awards were presented as part of the field trip day held at the Millerstown Community Park.  Sharing $400 in cash awards provided by the Grange were (left to right):

 

Greenwood Elementary School

 

Newport Elementary School

 


 

Click on links below for pictures and descriptions about recent projects: