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July 14, 2014
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Local granges need property tax reform

Members of Unity Grange

We are asking for help from the citizens of Wayne County to ask the Wayne County Board of Commissioners—Wendell Kay, Brian Smith and Jonathan Fritz—and Chief Tax Assessor John Nolan to step up and join the other 18 counties in Pennsylvania that have granted property tax exemption to their granges.

Many who grew up in this area have fond memories of events that took place in a grange hall. Help us preserve our hall and help the other granges preserve theirs, so that our children and families will have those same great memories. Let our county officials know you care about our rural heritage and understand that agriculture is Wayne County’s leading industry. We began our quest for property tax exemption in 2008 and it continues. Please join your local granges in telling our county commissioners that it is time.

You can write them at Wayne County Commissioners, Wayne County Courthouse, 925 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or telephone 570/253-5970, ext 4010, or by fax at 570/253-5418. Let them know what the grange hall means to you.

The grange has more to offer than memories of the past. For more information on the Unity Grange, visit our website at unitygrange1710.wikispaces.com, or email us at unitygrange1710@gmail.com.