History of the North Pole Grange #6
Don and Alice McKee, founders of the Two Rivers Grange #3, also organized a grange in North Pole, which first met in the North Pole VFW building. The bar would be closed during the meetings. This group chose the name of Eielson Area Grange for their grange. That name was changed to North Pole Grange in about 2000.
The above was compiled by Alice McKee, Nov. 2006
The North Pole Grange is an active and important part of the North Pole community. They conduct several events each year that are designed to provide activity for the public and serve as fund raisers.
The First Friday art shows are extremely popular. Each month a different local artist displays original paintings for public viewing. Each show has averaged over 100 visitors per show. We hope to include a picture of Vladimir and the Mayor of North Pole taken at the first show this year. This event is operated by a local watercolor club that meets weekly at the Grange.
Other events include a pancake breakfast, a community yard sale, Easter egg hunt, and haunted house. Thanks to special effort and hard work of Frank and Candy, the haunted house is able to contribute nearly one thousand dollars to the North Pole High School Choir each year. Students in the Choir do the monster role playing at the haunted house. Students in the Key Club help run the Easter egg hunt.
There is more information and photos of some of these events on the main North Pole Grange page.