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Rainbow Grange wins 2013 Distinguished Grange award

The Pennsboro News of Harrisville, West Virginia

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The Rainbow Grange 527 has received the 2013 Distinguished Grange award.

Members of Rainbow Grange received 150 points out of 165 possible.

Rainbow Grange had a net gain in membership this past year, had a gain in membership for West Virginia Junior Grange, sent two delegates to the West Virginia State Grange, updated its website, hosted Junior Grange meetings, participated in National Grange month in April by having Southfbrk Grange and Rainbow Grange meet with the County Commissioners to have April declared as Grange month, we give our quarterly reports to the State Grange and hosted Meet the Candidates evenings.

This was the first year that Rainbow Grange has participated in the contest.

Rainbow Grange members also participated in the 142nd annual West Virginia State Grange convention in Parkersburg.

Rainbow Grange members who went were Beth Richards, Mark Richards, Mary Richards, Arnold Richards, Dinah Richards, Debbie Sparks, Misty Ross, Delegates for Rainbow Grange Master Michael Taylor, Diana Taylor, Cathy Davenport and Junior Grange member Emily Ferrell.

Beth Richards, the family activities director for the state of West Virginia, held competitions that had 51 entries from across the state and 18 of those entries were from Rainbow Grange with 14 of them placing either first or second.

Beth awarded prizes to each first place winner the prizes were donated by: Berdine's, The Pennsboro News, Jennifer Davenport, Vickie Henson and Misty Ross, independent 31 consultants, C. J.'s Pizza, Home Housecalls, Davis Marbles, State Farm Insurance, Eastway Video, Coats and Clark Thread Co., Jenkins Auto Parts, Sunny Hollow Farms, Chroma Inc, Royal Brush, Frank A. Edmonds Co. and K.C. Co.

Members of Rainbow Grange also gave out favor bags to members from across West Virginia items were donated and put in the bags as publicity the businesses that donated were: Lifeguard in Pennsboro, Nationwide Insurance, West Virginia Insurance, McCullough Rogers and Raiguel Funeral Home, Beall Monuments, Simonton Windows

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Original Publication Date: November 6, 2013

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