Granger Bicentennial

Granger Bicentennial Granger Township will celebrate its bicentennial weekend (1820-2020) June 24-26, 2022.

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Another side of Granger’s History ~Natural History Strolls at Granger’s ParksWith Park Naturalist ShelleyAllardale:  Fri...
08/17/2021
Medina County Park District

Another side of Granger’s History ~

Natural History Strolls at Granger’s Parks
With Park Naturalist Shelley

Allardale: Friday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Mugrage: Friday, August 27, 7:00 p.m.

THESE ARE FREE EVENTS!

You’ve learned a good deal about Granger Township’s history as we’ve been moving toward the Bicentennial Celebration. Now you can explore our township’s natural history, including its geology, plants, and animals, at the time of its founding up to now.

Register at:
https://reservations.medinacountyparks.com/programs/
Or if registrations are full, just show up!

What a terrific day we had for our Plein Art Barn Art Day.  The weather couldn’t have been better, and the talented arti...
07/10/2021

What a terrific day we had for our Plein Art Barn Art Day. The weather couldn’t have been better, and the talented artists created pieces you will love seeing at the Highland Library in October.

What a terrific day we had for our Plein Art Barn Art Day. The weather couldn’t have been better, and the talented artists created pieces you will love seeing at the Highland Library in October.

Free Plein Air Barn Art DayWe’ve added another idea for those who are coming to our barn art day this Saturday!How about...
07/09/2021

Free Plein Air Barn Art Day

We’ve added another idea for those who are coming to our barn art day this Saturday!

How about using a copy of one of the lithographs from the Medina County Atlas of 1874? Add your creativity and see what you can produce.

When: Saturday, July 10, 8 AM - noon

Where: in front of Granger Historical Society, 1261 Granger Rd. and at the nearby Hummel barn.

Who: All ages and artistic abilities. We hope you’ll create art, but you can just come to watch the artists if you prefer. You’ll also learn some Granger History, and you can research your favorite township barns.

See www.grangerhs.com

Help us preserve Granger’s barns through art!

"Plein Air Barn Art Day" is July 10The Guild of Highland Artists will join the Granger Bicentennial Committee to present...
06/29/2021

"Plein Air Barn Art Day" is July 10
The Guild of Highland Artists will join the Granger Bicentennial Committee to present a free "Plein Air Barn Art Day" from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 on the Granger Green (1261 Granger Road).

Bring your own art supplies -- anything from the professional variety to a box of broken crayons! Or, just stop by to watch the real artists! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The focus will mainly be on barns, and it’s only a short walk to the Hummel Barn. Participants are also free to use other areas around the Green for the project or may bring a photo of another favorite barn in Granger and paint from that.

For kids, there will be a fun barn project using popsicle sticks.

The accomplished artists will likely arrive with their easels, but for those of who are not so well equipped, please bring a lawn chair and work surface.

An art show will be held at the Highland Branch Library in October where participants may display their art of any Granger barn or any art created at the Plein Air day.

Hope you can join us!

"Plein Air Barn Art Day" is July 10
The Guild of Highland Artists will join the Granger Bicentennial Committee to present a free "Plein Air Barn Art Day" from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 on the Granger Green (1261 Granger Road).

Bring your own art supplies -- anything from the professional variety to a box of broken crayons! Or, just stop by to watch the real artists! All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The focus will mainly be on barns, and it’s only a short walk to the Hummel Barn. Participants are also free to use other areas around the Green for the project or may bring a photo of another favorite barn in Granger and paint from that.

For kids, there will be a fun barn project using popsicle sticks.

The accomplished artists will likely arrive with their easels, but for those of who are not so well equipped, please bring a lawn chair and work surface.

An art show will be held at the Highland Branch Library in October where participants may display their art of any Granger barn or any art created at the Plein Air day.

Hope you can join us!

122ND ARMY BAND DELIGHTS CROWD!What a fantastic evening of music! Thank you to the 122nd Army Band for entertaining the ...
06/28/2021

122ND ARMY BAND DELIGHTS CROWD!
What a fantastic evening of music! Thank you to the 122nd Army Band for entertaining the Granger Township community and visitors from surrounding areas on Sunday evening, June 27 at the Highland Stadium Plaza. The weather was picture-perfect as a crowd of approximately 400 enjoyed the enthusiatic sounds of this talented band of musicians!

Special thanks to Virgil Dominic for his very moving address prior to the concert about Granger's bicentennial -- and thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the show!

Don't Miss A Great Evening of Music on 6/27!Do you recognize this long-time Cleveland TV news anchor, Virgil Dominic?  V...
06/25/2021

Don't Miss A Great Evening of Music on 6/27!

Do you recognize this long-time Cleveland TV news anchor, Virgil Dominic? Virgil is now a Granger Township resident and he will share a short reflection on Granger’s bicentennial just before the 122nd Army Band concert this Sunday, 6/27. It’s at 7 PM in the plaza outside the Highland High School Stadium.

Come see both the band AND Virgil Dominic!

And those in attendance can also download/print or follow along on their mobile device to the evening's program of music at:
https://www.122ndarmyband.com/program

Don't Miss A Great Evening of Music on 6/27!

Do you recognize this long-time Cleveland TV news anchor, Virgil Dominic? Virgil is now a Granger Township resident and he will share a short reflection on Granger’s bicentennial just before the 122nd Army Band concert this Sunday, 6/27. It’s at 7 PM in the plaza outside the Highland High School Stadium.

Come see both the band AND Virgil Dominic!

And those in attendance can also download/print or follow along on their mobile device to the evening's program of music at:
https://www.122ndarmyband.com/program

DON'T MISS THE 122ND ARMY BAND THIS SUNDAY, 6/27! The Granger Township Bicentennial Committee is excited to welcome The ...
06/22/2021
Tour Ohio 2021: Sea to Shining Sea — The 122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band

DON'T MISS THE 122ND ARMY BAND THIS SUNDAY, 6/27!

The Granger Township Bicentennial Committee is excited to welcome The 122nd Army Band as one of its “Bicentennial +1” events this weekend!

The 122nd Army Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at the Highland High School Stadium Plaza (near the Hornet statue) as part of its “2021 Sea To Shining Sea” Tour. Featured songs will include Country Roads, Jambalaya, New York New York, military tunes and more! The band is in full rehearsal mode preparing for this weekend's concert for the Highland community!

The concert is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets, and an umbrella depending on the weather forecast. In the event of heavy rains, the concert will unfortunately need to be cancelled. The public should stay posted to the 122nd Army Band website at http://122ndarmyband.com/summer2021.

Ice cream and snacks will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

(Please note: Pets and/or alcohol are not permitted on school property).

Tweet The 122nd Army Band is proud to announce Tour Ohio 2021: Sea To Shining Sea! We are looking forward to finally bringing you an evening of safe, fun and inspiring entertainment. 'Sea To Shining Sea' will focus on the beautiful musical melting pot of America. Let us take you on a journey around....

122nd Army Band Coming to Granger Township!A banner rolls off the printer in the Medina Library’s Maker Space to be used...
06/01/2021

122nd Army Band Coming to Granger Township!

A banner rolls off the printer in the Medina Library’s Maker Space to be used by the Granger Township Bicentennial Committee to promote this FREE, fun community event set for 7 p.m. on Sunday June 27 at the Highland Stadium Plaza. You won't want to miss it!

122nd Army Band Coming to Granger Township!

A banner rolls off the printer in the Medina Library’s Maker Space to be used by the Granger Township Bicentennial Committee to promote this FREE, fun community event set for 7 p.m. on Sunday June 27 at the Highland Stadium Plaza. You won't want to miss it!

The 122nd Army Band to Perform on Sunday, June 27, 2021!The Granger Township Bicentennial Committee is excited to welcom...
05/19/2021

The 122nd Army Band to Perform on Sunday, June 27, 2021!

The Granger Township Bicentennial Committee is excited to welcome The 122nd Army Band as one of its “Bicentennial +1” events. The 122nd Army Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at the Highland High School Stadium Plaza (near the Hornet statue) as part of its “2021 Sea To Shining Sea” Tour.

The tour will focus on the beautiful musical melting pot of America and take concert goers on a musical journey around this great country!

The concert is free and open to the public. Guest are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Ice cream and snacks will be available for purchase. (Please note: Pets and/or alcohol are not permitted on school property).

The 122nd Army Band to Perform on Sunday, June 27, 2021!

The Granger Township Bicentennial Committee is excited to welcome The 122nd Army Band as one of its “Bicentennial +1” events. The 122nd Army Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 at the Highland High School Stadium Plaza (near the Hornet statue) as part of its “2021 Sea To Shining Sea” Tour.

The tour will focus on the beautiful musical melting pot of America and take concert goers on a musical journey around this great country!

The concert is free and open to the public. Guest are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Ice cream and snacks will be available for purchase. (Please note: Pets and/or alcohol are not permitted on school property).

"Fun Activities with Granger Barns" was a great success on May 7! Both children and adults loved seeing the old barns lo...
05/10/2021

"Fun Activities with Granger Barns" was a great success on May 7! Both children and adults loved seeing the old barns located on Wilber Road. Approximately 60 guests attended the event -- some students and families, as well as several artist, photographers and community members who just wanted to enjoy memories of the property.

Photos of the barn are courtesy of Matt Platz. Beautiful!

Granger Historical Society & The Guild of Highland Artists are Planning...FUN ACTIVITIES WITH GRANGER’S BARNSfor Granger...
04/24/2021

Granger Historical Society & The Guild of Highland Artists are Planning...

FUN ACTIVITIES WITH GRANGER’S BARNS
for Granger’s 201st year

These very old barns are located at 1724 Wilbur Road, on the property where the new Granger Elementary school is being built -- and they will soon be auctioned off. Your chance to capture them in art is now!

Granger has lost many of its barns in the last few decades, but others stand, just waiting for you to capture them through art or photography.

An exhibit, “The Barns of Granger,” will be held at the Highland Library in October.

You can be part of the show with your rendition of these barns or others in the township, past or present.

If you wish to see, photograph, or draw these barns on Wilbur, join us on Friday May 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. Meet us at the property; the gates will be open. Be aware that the property may be muddy, depending upon the weather.

Another option we are offering is a Plein Air barn painting day on July 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the green at 1261 Granger Road. Take a short walk to a nearby barn, or create art from a barn photo, yours or ours.

Unable to make it? You can create your entry of a Granger barn on your own and have it ready for the October show.

For the events on May 7 or July 10, bring your own art supplies or equipment. Use any art form from paint to crayons to materials you can use to make a barn replica in 3-D.

For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Covid restrictions apply!

Granger Historical Society & The Guild of Highland Artists are Planning...

FUN ACTIVITIES WITH GRANGER’S BARNS
for Granger’s 201st year

These very old barns are located at 1724 Wilbur Road, on the property where the new Granger Elementary school is being built -- and they will soon be auctioned off. Your chance to capture them in art is now!

Granger has lost many of its barns in the last few decades, but others stand, just waiting for you to capture them through art or photography.

An exhibit, “The Barns of Granger,” will be held at the Highland Library in October.

You can be part of the show with your rendition of these barns or others in the township, past or present.

If you wish to see, photograph, or draw these barns on Wilbur, join us on Friday May 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. Meet us at the property; the gates will be open. Be aware that the property may be muddy, depending upon the weather.

Another option we are offering is a Plein Air barn painting day on July 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the green at 1261 Granger Road. Take a short walk to a nearby barn, or create art from a barn photo, yours or ours.

Unable to make it? You can create your entry of a Granger barn on your own and have it ready for the October show.

For the events on May 7 or July 10, bring your own art supplies or equipment. Use any art form from paint to crayons to materials you can use to make a barn replica in 3-D.

For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Covid restrictions apply!

BICENTENNIAL EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2022:The Granger Bicentennial Committee has decided to AGAIN postpone the Bicentennia...
02/23/2021

BICENTENNIAL EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2022:
The Granger Bicentennial Committee has decided to AGAIN postpone the Bicentennial Celebration planned for June 25-27, 2021, due to continued concerns over COVID-19. The committee thought it best to wait until 2022 when community members and visitors of all ages might feel safe attending the grand celebration for Granger’s Bicentennial (even if it is a bit delayed!).

Please mark your calendars for the 2022 Bicentennial planned for JUNE 24-26, 2022. The committee will post details on the scheduled events as they become available at www.grangerhs.com.

POSSIBLE EVENTS THIS SUMMER/FALL:
~ The committee is working to secure the possibility of an outdoor band concert on June 27, 2021, to recognize Granger's Bicentennial. More info to follow if details are confirmed.
~ Additional events related to Granger’s history may also be sponsored through the Medina County Park District, Medina County District Library and/or the Granger Historical Society. Visit the website for current information.

BICENTENNIAL EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2022:
The Granger Bicentennial Committee has decided to AGAIN postpone the Bicentennial Celebration planned for June 25-27, 2021, due to continued concerns over COVID-19. The committee thought it best to wait until 2022 when community members and visitors of all ages might feel safe attending the grand celebration for Granger’s Bicentennial (even if it is a bit delayed!).

Please mark your calendars for the 2022 Bicentennial planned for JUNE 24-26, 2022. The committee will post details on the scheduled events as they become available at www.grangerhs.com.

POSSIBLE EVENTS THIS SUMMER/FALL:
~ The committee is working to secure the possibility of an outdoor band concert on June 27, 2021, to recognize Granger's Bicentennial. More info to follow if details are confirmed.
~ Additional events related to Granger’s history may also be sponsored through the Medina County Park District, Medina County District Library and/or the Granger Historical Society. Visit the website for current information.

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN GRANGER 100 YEARS AGO ~Most of Granger’s Christmas celebrations revolved around Granger Church ...
12/21/2020

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN GRANGER 100 YEARS AGO ~
Most of Granger’s Christmas celebrations revolved around Granger Church in “the burg,” and Remson Church. (Yes, that’s how it was spelled). Both had services on Christmas Eve. At Granger, children were to come in the afternoon to practice. The evening service was “man of Galilee.” There were to be 60 reproductions of works of art by the Masters to illustrate the life of Christ. Today’s technology would certainly have made the task of showing the artwork easier! Remson was having a Christmas tree and program.

Other activities included an oyster supper at the GAR hall in Remson, and a community Christmas party at Mr. Belzer’s in the burg. The intermediate Sunday School class from Granger Church invited the Anti-Can’ts from Remson to a party with refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus, so “all had a fine time.”

For the next 2 weeks after Christmas, the newspaper articles reported on who traveled to visit or who hosted whom for Christmas. There were visits to and visitors from Akron, Bath, Cleveland, Ashtabula, Mallet Creek and York. There was even a family member who came all the way from Columbus! Can you imagine your social visits being news-worthy? Perhaps you can in this year of COVID!

TREE KILLS GRANGER FARMER (1920)In December 1920, a freakish accident killed Sealy D. Price on his farm. His son was bac...
12/18/2020

TREE KILLS GRANGER FARMER (1920)
In December 1920, a freakish accident killed Sealy D. Price on his farm. His son was backing a truck out of the barn when one of its wheels caught on a wire clothesline lying on the ground. The other end of the wire was attached to a dead tree, and as the son backed up, the strain on the wire caused the tree to fall, striking Mr. Price on the head. Mr. Price was taken to People’s Hospital in Akron where he died 2 days later. Despite his serious injuries, he was able to converse with his family until the end.

The Price family had lived in Granger for 3 or 4 years, one mile south of Grangerburg. Price left a widow and 8 children. The youngest was just an infant.

This article was discovered while looking for information on how Granger celebrated Christmas 100 years ago. It illustrates the dangers of farm life at that time. Check back in a few days and learn about Granger’s Christmas Celebrations in the year of its centennial.

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What's a celebration without a cake? I made you one, Granger township. Float teaser alert.
Very nice day Sunday! Thanks for all of your displays and hospitality.