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Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 12:08 PM

High Desert Grange at National Grange Convention

High Desert Grange at National Grange Convention
Grange Knights at the National Convention

Author: Courtesy Suzann Gilliland Peterson

The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry held its 156th annual convention at the Nugget in Sparks from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19.  The convention provided opportunities for youth and adults throughout the country to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in all things Grange.  High Desert Grange members showed off their talents in various venues, including static displays and live presentations.
Fixed displays of everything from how to live self-sufficiently to reining horses to cattle health to personal animal journals adorned High Desert Grange tables.  Members participated in live presentations and speeches.  Everyone who undertook a display, presentation, and/or speech received a ribbon.
High Desert Grange members who provided static displays were:
• Choe Kent - Reining horses, vaccinations and branding, poultry
• Richard Gomez - Lap AI on sheep
• Marissa Ames - Homesteading

High Desert Grange live presentation presenters were:
• Talon Johnson – Pheasants
• Taylor Reynolds, Richard Gomez, Justin Flowers (guest) - Knights of the Grange
• Chloe Kent - Reining horses
• Marissa Ames – Homesteading
• Ruth Miller, Johnny Miller, Sheila Miller - Lego Robotics

High Desert Grange members displaying their animal record books were:
• Danial Anderson
• Drew Palanivelu
• Kenslee Weismer
• Lucia Caridei

High Desert Grange members giving Impromptu speeches were:
• Lila Mae Montero – What Do You Like Better … Halloween or Christmas?
• Sheila Miller – Does a Straw Have Two Holes or One?

Providing information at the High Desert Grange table were:
• Ruth Miller
•  Mike Irby
• Gloria Montero

National Grange conventions are a safe and exciting platform for High Desert Grange members and all Grange members nationwide to utilize to improve communication skills, network with like-minded people, and share all that has been learned in areas of interest.  For more information on High Desert Grange, visit http://www.grange.org/highdesertnv22/ or call Gloria Montero at (775) 427-8210.