NORTH BEND — Celebrate 150 years of the National Grange with a Country Christmas Dance Friday, Dec. 8, at North Bayside Grange. The North Bayside Grange, chartered in 1927, original structure was destroyed by fire. The replacement hall was completed in 1949 and is located at 67575 East Bay Road in Glasgow. The historic hall's wood dance floor is framed with bench-style seating so that dancers can rest between dances and watch the band perform on the elevated stage.

Dance instructor Brett Granstrom, Spark Up Dance, will provide a free Beginning Country 2-Step dance lesson from 7-8 p.m. Brett Granstrom is the fourth generation to support North Bayside Grange.

Live music will be provided by father daughter Country music duo Jeff and Ileia Fauve, Highway 42, from 8-11 p.m. Practice the East Coast Swing, Hustle, Night Club 2-Step, Cha-Cha, Waltz, and more during open dance. 

Cost to attend is $10 per person. Light refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and other finger food will be provided.

The first meeting of the National Grange was held Dec. 4, 1867, in the office of William Saunders, Superintendent of the Propagating Garden of the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

Since 1873, the Oregon State Grange has been a grassroots, non-partisan advocate for agriculture, rural issues, and American values.

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For information about North Bayside Grange, email Judy Granstrom at judyg49@gmail.com or call her at 541-297-5880.

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