A Note Regarding Sponsorships and Vendors at the 2021 Fair
The Grange was built out of a time of great strife in our nation, directly after the Civil War. Maybe at no time before or since have we seen our people so divided. Yet, Granges at that time helped bring their communities together to debate issues with civility and see the common ground of work that could still be done to improve our nation and the quality of life for all its citizens.
Today we move forward in that tradition, and as such provide a forum for divergent viewpoints to be aired. We also support the efforts of young and old in our community to learn and grow, and foster creativity and the display the talents of our neighbors. As such, and upon request, we provided sponsorship for the display placed in our fair by the Yorktown for Justice group. While every part of their mission and strategy may not align with our own, we believe - as said in the foundational Declaration of Purposes of the Grange - that “difference of opinion is no crime.”
We cannot be great as a community or nation without supporting efforts to raise the individual, be it through skill development or a forum for the free exchange of ideas. Moving forward, we will continue our efforts to improve our community with concern for minority and majority opinion - we can learn from each. We thank everyone who took part in our fair as vendor, exhibitor or attendee and urge charity in our approach to our fellow man.