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2009 Annual Report
Northland Pioneer Grange #1

 The Northland Pioneer Grange #1 has been busy with the following activities this year:

bulletAwarded one $2,000 college scholarship to a Matanuska-Susitna Borough high school graduate, Michelle Wetherell. This award is an annual scholarship that has been given for over 20 years.
bulletGrange members are actively involved with the AG in the Classroom project, which is in its fourteenth year. A $500 scholarship will again be awarded to the best presenter and the Grange donated funds for presentation supplies and stipends. This project continues to be enjoyed by all who participate.
bulletThe Grange continue to support the Palmer Arboretum project. This year the Grange and State FFA convention joined forces in April to prune, rake, and dispose of wind and snow damaged plant material. A local plant nursery has donated flowers each year to place below the Arboretum sign (constructed through a Division of forestry Arbor Day Grant).
bulletThe Grange participates in planting flowers each year at the U of A Experimental Farm's Flower Gardens.
bulletDonated funds from the Fall Harvest Dinner donations and Auction to community youth functions, including 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FAA) students totaled $2,800.
bulletThe Grange held its annual Christmas potluck and Chinese gift exchange in December.

The above if for the period May 3, 2008 through May 2, 2009. Members at last report, 36. Gained 3, lost 5, for a current membership of 34. There are two Gold Sheaf Members, the same as last year.

Northland Grange #1
Two Rivers Grange #3
North Pole Grange #6
North Star Grange #10
Anchorage Grange #11
Slikok Crk Grange #12
Homer Grange #13


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