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Public Relations News: Start Fresh With New Ideas
 

By Terri Fassio, CT State Public Relations Co-Director

  November 3, 2022 --

As we begin a new Grange Year, now is the time for Granges to be creative and think outside the box while they begin planning their programs and events for the holidays and for 2023.

The following is a list of events, activities and project ideas for all times of the year to put your Grange on the Map.

 

  • Pet Photos with Santa (Contact a local animal shelter and combine the photos with a pet adoption event)
  • Monopoly/Scrabble/Clue/Uno Tourn.
  • A Chocolate Social
  • Cemetery Clean-Up / Park Clean-Up
  • Celebrate Baseball with a Pre-Season Party featuring Hot Dogs, Peanuts & Cracker Jacks
  • Awards (Oscars/ Grammys/Tonys) Viewing Party (This could be a Red Carpet Event)
  • Cupcake Decorating Workshop
  • Baked Potato Social (Switch it up by hosting a best topping contest)
  • Gingerbread House Building Workshop
  • Celebrate Pride w/a Sunday Drag Brunch
  • Host a Pajama Party with prizes for most creative slippers
  • Apple Picking / Berry Picking Trip
  • Treasure Hunt / Scavenger Hunt
  • Local Artist Expo
  • Coffeehouse Cafe - Music, coffee and pastries
  • Halloween Vampire Ball
  • Children’s Book Reading (Work with your local library)
  • Themed Dinners (Pirates, Royalty, Superhero, Dinosaurs, Circus, French, Italian, etc.)
  • Lego Building Workshop
  • Dinner and Dance
  • Sponsored Walks / Hikes / Runs
  • Floral Arranging Lecture
  • Tip a Waiter Dinners
  • “Soupstock” - Soup Supper with Music
  • Trivia Bowl
  • March Madness Celebration
  • Health Fair / Expo (Work with local hospitals, clinics, and more to share valuable resources such as screenings and vaccines and help the community connect to vital services.)
  • Crock-Pot Chili Cook-off
  • Lasagna / Pasta Supper
  • The Dictionary Project
  • Holiday Pie Sale
  • Mystery Rides
  • Host a Farmer’s Market
  • Cookie Walk / Cake Walk / Cupcake Walk
  • Group Trips / Cruises (Such as a day trip to Yankee Candle)
  • Boxed /Bagged Lunches
  • Community Open House
  • TagSales/WhiteElephantSales/FleaMarkets
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping
  • Donations for Soup Kitchen / Food Bank
  • / Animal Shelter
  • Bake Sales
  • Gardening Workshop
  • Coin Show or Gem Fair
  • Roast Beef / Ham / Pork / Baked Chicken Dinners
  • Craft Sale or Plant Sale
  • Raise Money to sponsor an animal with Heifer.org
  • Ice Cream Social. (Best Banana Split Contest)
  • Awards Banquet / Program
  • Bakeless Bake Sale / Non-event Event
  • Fashion Show (Could even be scaled to be a doll or teddy bear fashion show)
  • Holiday Favors for Shut-Ins
  • Travelogue
  • Card Party (Switch it up by playing Poker using cookies or pretzels for chips)
  • Community Pizza Festival (Switch it up by turning it into a best pizza competiton)
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Knitting/crocheting lap robes or baby blankets
  • Present a program at a local nursing home
  • Writing letters to soldiers overseas

 

Many of the ideas above are the “old standards” that you often see Granges doing.  But why not take one the standards and turn it into something new. For example, instead of just having a spaghetti supper, combine it with entertainment of Italian music and perhaps have a best sauce, best garlic bread or best meatball tasting competition too.

By publicizing your upcoming Grange events, and promoting the projects your Grange is working on, your Grange will attract attention and interest - and it is those people who are interested that could turn out to be your new members. Plus, your Grange will raise some money too. Remember to plan your Grange functions far enough in advance to give adequate time for marketing and publicity.

Need help? Let us know - we can lend a hand. Email Terri at information@ctstategrange.org or Bob at publicrelations@ctstategrange.org today.

 

 
 
 

 
     
     
       
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