Perry County Grange  

Meeting Location:

Millerstown Community Park Building
110 West Juniata Parkway
Millerstown, PA 17062


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2019 Elementary Student Ag Day at Millerstown Park

A Joint Educational Project of Perry Valley Grange & Greenwood FFA


Grange volunteers, including State President Wayne Campbell (left), prepared and served mid-morning snack
and noon lunches to about 200 students, teachers, parents and helpers at the May 23rd field day
for fourth grade students from Newport and Greenwood Elementary Schools.

Retired teacher Sam Ritzman each year gives an interesting presentation at Ag Day on various animals.
    Students can examine such things as bones, teeth, hides, etc.

The butterfly tent was a popular learning station.  Preparing for this required purchase of and caring
for butterfly cocoons until the butterflies emerged.


This station emphasized the importance of the dairy industry, complete with a young calf.   At other stations,
students had the opportunity to interact with animals including chickens and rabbits.


2019 Fourth Grade Essay & Poster Contests

Theme - "Farm to Fork: From Where Do I Get My Food?"

The awards ceremony for this annual contest was part of the Ag Day held on May 23, 2019 at the Millerstown Community Park.


2019 Greenwood Essays – 18 entries
(Left to right) First – Mason Morgan; Second – Case Barkley; Third – Marek Polcha


2019 Greenwood Posters – 38 entries
(Left to right) First – Maddy Weller; Second – Dylan Shipp;
Third – Kevin Fogleman; Honorable Mention – Sylvia Gantt & Carli Ryberg



2019 Newport Essays – 79 entries
(Left to right) First – Jordana Steffen; Second – Elexus Dishman;
Third – Zadoc Atwood; Honorable Mention – Gracie Crawford


2019 Newport Posters – 19 entries
(Left to right) First – Katie Lawlor; Second – Harlow Huff;
Third – Henry Barlup; Honorable Mention – Nolan Vela


April 2019 Candidates Night an Overwhelming Success

Candidates Night

It was standing room only in the Millerstown Community Park Building on April 12, 2019 when the Perry Valley Grange sponsored event introduced county office candidates at a public forum.   Above, six County Commissioner hopefuls respond to questions from moderator Dr. Meecee Baker, owner of Versant Strategies.



Donations Made to Food Banks

Food Bank 4-2019

After paying all expenses from the March 2019 meal packing event jointly sponsored by Perry Valley Grange and the Greenwood FFA, funds remaining were split between the Perry and Juniata County Food Banks.    Each bank received $850 to support their work.    Above, representatives of the Perry County Food Bank (left) accept their check from FFA and Grange officials.



"Meals of Hope" Food Packing Project - Friday, March 1, 2019

A major service event co-sponsored by Perry Valley Grange and the Greenwood FFA packed 48,500 meal kits to fight hunger in Perry & Juniata Counties.  Tremendous community support has raised the $14,591.02;   more than enough needed to purchase the meal kit supplies so an additional $850 in cash was given to each of the two county food banks.    Almost 200 volunteers descended on the Greenwood Elementary School that evening from 5-9 p.m. to help with the meal packing.    The Grange will provided a light supper to all those helping.   Below are some candid photos of this outstanding service project.


Candid Shots for 2019 Meal Packing Event


Volunteers (above and below) worked in teams to pack about 48,500 meal kits.

Meal packing 2019-1



This is one of the FFA educational displays greeting arrivals at Greenwood Elementary.


State Grange President Wayne Campbell was one of the meal packing volunteers.


A gong was sounded to celebrate reaching another goal for total meals packed.


Fellowship Dinner and “Agriculture in Malaysia” Program

Friday, November 9th


Thomas Gabel, a Perry County native and current Penn State student, shared his experiences in Malaysia at the November 9, 2018, dinner meeting of Perry Valley Grange.   It was an outstanding presentation by a very articulate young man who is pursuing study to become a vocational agriculture teacher.

Mr. Gabel spent a month in Malaysia this past summer learning about agriculture, education, and the culture of the country.  He was accompanied by a team from Penn State and Iowa State students and faculty, as well as agriculture education teachers from across the nation