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Group revitalizes Madonna Grange at fairgrounds

Posted: Monday, Apr 21st, 2014

Bob McFarland (right), president of the California State Grange, speaks inside the Madonna Grange Monday about the revitalization of Granges in California. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Just four months after closing its doors after years of declining membership, the Madonna Grange on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds was reopened Monday, and organizers hope they can revitalize the organization with an infusion of young members and new ideas.

New members hope the retooled group can do just that by joining with student groups such as the Watsonville Future Farmers of America.

Several students from Watsonville High School’s FFA attended the opening, as did a handful of community members.

For the complete article see the 04-22-2014 issue.

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