National Grange President to Visit Three Pennsylvania Granges to Address National and Local Issues
Pennsylvania State Grange President to Speak on Regional Issues
WHEN & WHERE:
• Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m.
Kutztown Grange #1836
Kemp & James Alley, Kutztown, PA
• Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m.
Eagle Grange #1
Rt. 15 & E. Blind Rd., Montgomery, PA
• Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m.
Mt. Nebo Grange #1872
125 McAleer Rd., Sewickly, PA
• The National Grange recently commended the FCC for providing broadband coverage to rural areas.
• National Grange President Ed Luttrell will address three main issues facing the National Grange today:
Grange Growth and Communications
Grange Name Protection
• PA State Grange President Betsy Huber will speak on three regional issues:
Kutztown Grange #1836: Dairy Farmers
Eagle Grange #1: Opposition to Tolling Interstate 80
Mt. Nebo Grange #1872: Marcellus Shale
• The National Grange, founded in 1867 to help Civil War ravaged farmers recover, has today evolved to being our nation’s leading rural advocacy organization, a major benefactor to local communities and, in many instances, the local social center.
• The National Grange has over 200,000 members in 2,700 communities spread over 40 states and supports farmers, ranchers, teachers, law enforcement officials, local business people and other rural leaders. The PA State Grange has over 10,000 members in 270 Community Granges throughout the Commonwealth.
• While the National and PA State Grange still supports agricultural issues, they also focus on policy issues that aim to improve education, healthcare, rural infrastructure, environmental conservation, food safety, rural safety, and equal telecommunications access. .
INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
Ed Luttrell, National Grange President
Betsy Huber, PA State Grange President
Members of PA Granges will be on hand to participate in interviews.