Pomona Grange to hold penny social

Dutchess County Pomona Grange No. 32 will hold its annual penny social Saturday, March 16, at the Stanford Grange Hall, 6043 Route 82.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and calling will begin at 7 p.m. Included will be a penny table, a dollar table, homemade baked goods, theme baskets donated by Dutchess County granges, and door prizes. Refreshments will be sold by Grange youth.
For more information, contact Marilyn Brands at 845-223-5717 or Melissa Traver at 845-891-9779.

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