Kenova grangers face growing dilemma
The Kenova Grange stands in jeopardy of losing its state charter due to aging membership rolls. The Kenova Grange was established 100 years ago to serve the Pine City community as a meeting place and economic ballast.
Current grange members say they have worked hard for generations to keep the chapter active and relevant to the rural families in the area. However, most members are past retirement age and the workload is a challenge.
Kenova member Freddie Siegel said their group has 35 members who pay yearly dues but only eight members attend regular meetings. She said, “It is possible that in 10 years there wouldn’t be anybody left to even do the paperwork.”