Director:  Brenda Noble, 7973 Telephone Rd., LeRoy, NY  14482  (585) 768-6632
Maryann Campbell, PO Box 294, Norwich, NY 13815 (607) 847-6639
Valerie Griffing, PO Box 383, Nunda, NY 14517 (585) 335-9607
Linda Batsford, 1199 Church St., Cortland, NY 13045  (607) 835-6127

The Family Activities Vision Area covers many areas within the Grange program.

Its main objective is helping each Grange unit be an advocate for families through a variety of programs.

An advocate is one who speaks or writes in support of something or someone. Grange history shows that the family has always been a central part of the Grange. In today’s society it has become even more important that the family unit be strengthened and supported in every way. Thus as a family oriented organization, today’s Grange needs to provide as many opportunities as possible to help strengthen family ties and to uphold the family values of love, acceptance, honesty and meaningful communication. In addition to supporting family values, many of the Family Advocacy program urge each local Grange to reach out into the community to inform other of services available to them, to work with other community organizations and try to make their Grange a viable part of the working community in today’s busy world. We also continue to offer programs and contests of interest to the members, which can also be used to draw new members of like interest.-

Building Better Communities

By using contests to draw new members (i.e. have a baking contest with the community and offer a year’s free membership to Grange.)

Instruction for Crafts or Handiwork

It is suggested that Grangers have classes to instruct people how to knit, crochet, or do handiwork. It will hopefully give new interest and new individuals will want to enter contests.

Craft and Handiwork Contests

This area will involve those interested in crafts. Entries are open to members and community members. No professional people may enter any of these contests.


Complete any type of woodworking not to exceed 20 x 24 inches.

Categories:  Subordinate & Junior

Judging: Creativity 30%, Workmanship 40%, Appearance 30%


A) Afghans – regular or baby size
B) Doilies – knitted, crocheted, or tatted
C) Plastic Canvas
D) 3-Piece Baby Set
E) Embroidery
F) Stuffed Toy

Health Project:

To educate and raise awareness about ticks, health risks related to their bites, and identification.

Quilting Project:

Create a finished quilt project. You may use any type of thread or material except pre-quilted fabric. Any quilting method may be used.

A) Small Wall hanging:
      Must be complete with dowel or method of hanging 1) Machine quilted, 2) Hand quilted, 3) Junior

B) Bed Size (2018 only) Baby Quilt (2019 only)
       1) Machine quilted, 2) Hand quilted, 3) Junior

Judging: Originality – 30%; Coordinating Colors – 20%; Stitching – 40%; Overall appearance – 10%

The projects will be on display at the Lecturers/FAC Conference on April 28, 2018 (April 29, 2019). First place winners of select categories will be sent to the Eastern States Exposition (West Springfield, MA) before September 5 each year. Anyone may still submit entries to be selected for judging at the Big E for contests that we do not have categories for in New York

2018 Coffee Cake Baking Contest
2019 Chocolate Jumble Cookie Baking

Contest Score Sheets available in the Handbook download below.

Download/Print 2018-19 FAC Handbook here





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