Submitted to Easton Patch:
Three new “farmers” joined Easton Grange # 196 this past week. With a total of some 53 members the Fraternal organization has a goal of 100 members by year end 2014. Signing in recently were: Karen Cacciapuoti, Deborah Lynd and Ernest Smith.
Ernie Smith, active at St Marks Episcopal Church, provided the music background for the past meeting. Karen Cacciapuoti is a high profile activist in town, who is an officer in the Friends of Easton Gardens and Debbie Lynd is an executive with a firm which sends her overseas now and then, but when she’s in town, she’s a ball of fire. Debbie is also a member of the Easton Lions Club.
The aforementioned three plus Dottie Fulginiti and Bob “the Bluebird Man” Benson were obligated as new members in the fourth degree by Acting Master (President), George Thomas of the Ponkapoag Grange in Canton.
The Easton Grange not only serves as a orce in locally raised foods, but also provides the historic fabric of a past time in America’s rural life. By continuing the ritual used for over 100 years in the Grange movement, the Easton Grange serves much as do the militia groups who re-enact battles fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Anyone interested in sitting in on a Grange meeting to witness this “step into the past”, should contact Lee Williams at 508-238-4260.