If you have not checked out the Grange Hall recently, you may want to come to a meeting and witness the fruits of our members labors.
Over the last few years the Junior room was remodeled to remove the old carpet. The connecting room has been completely revamped and is nearing completion. New siding was installed to replace the aging siding on the west (main entrace) side of the hall. Electrical wiring, much of it out of code, has been replaced by grounded and insulated wiring. Bare incandescent bulbs in the stage and meeting area have been replaced with dimmable LED lights. A grant from Benton County Cultural Coalition was received in 2017 to make acoustic enhancements to the stage area, and that project is nearly complete, the only remaining portion is to add acoustic insulation under the stage floor. The main hall wood stove has been replaced, due to cracks in the firebox of the old unit. The Grange recently contracted out work to repair the sagging south and east foundation walls, which is underway.
Projects to replace the old fluorescent lighting with efficient LED lighting and to improve the exterior sign (with matching grant funding from the Oregon State Grange) have been approved by membership.
Projects under discussion include replacing old single pane windows in the kitchen and behind the stage, painting the main hall interior, and the need to replace the existing roof.