History of the Northland Pioneer Grange #1 (Palmer)
The Northland Pioneer Grange, formed in 1934, is comprised of families and individuals from the Palmer/Wasilla area who share a common interest in community involvement, agricultural and rural issues. Programs, projects and activities offered at the Grange reflect the interests and talents of its members. The members work together in a family environment to produce programs and activities such as:
- Supporting 4-H and Future Farmers of America,
- Providing college scholarships to Matanuska-Susitna Borough high school graduates,
- Sponsoring improvements at the U of A Babb Arboretum in Palmer
- Supporting the Agriculture in the Classroom Program for elementary school students
The Grange mission is simple. To improve the quality of farm and rural life through community service, legislative activities, and youth leadership programs.
Holiday functions, picnics, fairs, parades, family entertainment, and charity events are very much a part of today's Grange. There is truly something for everyone! The Grange membership recognizes and continues to work to preserve the principles and ideals which have made America a land of opportunity for all its citizens.
Northland Pioneer Grange representative, Sig Restad, presents a $2,000 Grange scholarship to Leif Johnson at the Wasilla High School Senior Awards Night, Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Congratulations, Leif!