Next Grange Meeting: Wed., April 20, at  7:00 pmdandelion smile

Join us this evening for a special Show and Tell, aka Hobby Night.  Share your hobby, interest, or mystery object! Members and friends will have a few minutes to speak about their topic.  This is certain to be a fun and unusual evening as we have wonderfully talented and interesting members!   Refreshments will be served.

March 16th Potluck & Planning Session

At our last meetings we planned many programs 2016. Thanks to all who joined us and brought such wonderful food!

Grange Dues

Norm Hunsberger will be collecting dues at this meeting as follows:

  • $14 – youth member (ages 14-19)
  • $50 – individual
  • $90 – family

View the Grange Dues letter for details on how to mail in your payment. Make your payment made out to “Keystone Grange No. 2”.  Thanks for your support!

Proposed State Budget Cuts Will Defund PSU Cooperative Extension Programs, 4H and Other Ag Programs

Penn State University’s Land Script Fund is set to lose over 50.5 million in state funding as a part of the PA state government budget battle. This loss of funding will cause PSU to begin cutting jobs and programs as early as May 1st. Learn more and get involved to save these important programs!

The PA State Grange has put together two documents that explain what’s at stake with the loss of funding, and a sample script when contacting your State Senator and Representative:

PA State College of Ag Sciences – what’s at stake

Sample Script for calling your State Senator and Representative

Grange Met Last on Tuesday, February 16potato plant

We last met on Tuesday, Feb. 16, because of Lent.
Topic: 4H Youth – Potato Judging
4H youth of Montgomery Co. won a multitude of potato judging ribbons at the PA Farm Show. They had the biggest team from the five counties in attendance. After all, February is not just for sweethearts–it’s also Potato Lover’s Month!

Then check out these recipes. 


 Grange Met on Jan. 20fruit smoothies

Our January program was about healthful eating in the New Year. We were joined by and our guest speaker, Erin McGee, who taught us how to make nutrition-packed smoothies after her talk on senior housing options in Montgomery County.

Matthew Wismer, Farmer & Pianist

Matthew Wismer of Northern Star Farm performs a medley of holiday songs your enjoyment.  Matthew is the Secretary of Keystone Grange No. 2, and our former Grange Master.

From Our Home to Yours ♥ Matthew plays
Matthew Wismer, Farmer & Pianist, plays some holiday favorites for you. Click on his image to play the video. 

Learn more about the Farmer & Pianist here. 

Holiday Gathering on Dec. 16, 2015

hollyMembers are welcome to join us for our annual holiday gathering on Wednesday, December 16, at 6:45 pm at the Wismer Farm on Route 113 in Trappe.

We ask that you bring a small gift for an adult gift exchange, and a small dessert or finger food dish to share.  For any questions, please contact Matthew Wismer at 215-859-7302.

 Farm-City Dinner on Nov. 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Join us for the annual Keystone Grange No. 2’s Farm-City Dinner on Friday, Nov. 20, Farm to City_logo_web22015 at 6:45pm in the fellowship hall of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 200 West Main St. in Trappe, PA.

Book: I Did What I Had to Do

James Diamond’s Book

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. James Diamond, former Agricultural Dean at Del Val University, author and world traveler.  Jim’s address entitled “I Did What I Had to Do,” focuses on his Peace Corp experiences in Chad, Africa.

Following the program, Jim will be signing copies of his book on the same subject.

A delicious country style meal will be provided by Hennings Market of Harleysville.  Tickets are available by advanced order at $20.00 per person and $22.00 at the door.  Children 12 and under are $15.00.  To make reservations, contact Julie Bechtel at 484-529-9899, or email

Download the flyer here.

New Officers Announced for Keystone Grange No. 2

Each year we hold an election for officers, and the following members were elected to office. We are very grateful for their service to the Grange and to the community!

Master..Erin Wismer
Overseer..Ashley Wismer
Lecturer..Aprille Weron
Steward.. Janet Hulinger
Assitant steward..Norman Hunsberger
Lady Assistant Steward.. Mary Hulinger
Gatekeeper..Irene Blank
Chaplain..Connie Peck
Secretary..Courtney Palko
Financial Secretary..Norman Hunsberger
Treasurer..Julie Bechtel
Flora..Jane Wismer
Ceres..Lila Bechtel
Pomona..Melody Bowers
Executive Committee.. Kevin McGinnis, Rob Palko, Matthew Wismer
Finance committee.. John Corkum, Joe Kelly, Janet Hullinger

Grange Resolutions Adopted PA Grange Logo

Grange members have a voice in Grange Policy.   Resolutions were adopted at the 2015 State Session and are available for viewing at this link: Grange Resolutions