Grange opens doors to youths

The Junior Grange is coming to South Whidbey.

For children ages 5 to 14, the organization promotes community involvement and personal growth through fun and educational programs that aim to help each child reach their full potential.

The first meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road in Langley.

The Grange recognizes that one of the greatest needs of young families today is a place to go together, according to Overseer Chuck Prochaska. The Junior Grange provides just such as an opportunity but also works to help children build character, develop self-confidence, responsibility and respect. The group encourages honor, patriotism and a concern for agriculture and the communities where the children live and play.

Junior Grange programs are designed to provide training for young members to take on leadership roles as they learn about parliamentary procedure and public speaking. They learn to serve on committees and have fun at the same time. Junior Grange members also create and lead teams to complete community service activities.

For more information, call Prochaska at 360-222-3110.

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