We need your help to restore and revive the historic White Clover Grange!
The White Clover Grange Hall on Highway 53 is an important venue for our north Tillamook County community. It serves as a site for community events, winter farmers markets and holiday bazaars, workshops, seed exchanges, fundraisers, dances, concerts, and as a meeting and event space for area nonprofits. We host the annual Mohler 4-H Fair. We partner with and support multiple local nonprofits, including 4-H, Food Roots, Fulcrum Community Resource, The Rinehart Clinic, the Nehalem Bay Garden Club, the Nehalem Valley Farm Trust, OSU Extension, and others.
Our Grange Hall is turning 100 years old next year. The past few years we have focused on restoring and reviving the Hall by putting on a new roof, restoring the historic windows in our main hall, installing a new UV water treatment system, and making a variety of other repairs, upgrades, and improvements. Now we need to raise $10,000 to tackle one of our most pressing needs: extensive electrical upgrades throughout the building, particularly in our downstairs kitchen.
This work is crucial to our ability to maintain our Grange Hall’s longevity and will allow us to better serve as a venue for future events as well as adding new services. It will allow the installation of a commercial dishwasher so that we can reinstate for our community the “Event Kit” rental service formerly provided by CARTM, which provides reusable dishware and napkins for rent for use at events. We will also upgrade our safety features, installing a new fire alarm system and panic hardware on our doors, as well as making a number of other upgrades and repairs throughout the building.
All of this is part of our long-term plan to update and modernize our historic Grange Hall so it can continue to serve as a community resource for another hundred years. While we realize that a community venue may not seem like the most pressing need during the current pandemic, the Grange’s current downtime is the perfect opportunity to complete these extensive upgrades so that we are ready to welcome the community back once we can all gather and celebrate again.
We have a Building Fund Reserve and have raised additional funds through multiple grants, including from CARTM, Tillamook PUD, and the Oregon State Grange, securing $30,000 of our overall $40,000 budget. Now we need the final $10,000 to complete all our upgrades and improvements. Will you make a donation today toward this project so that we can restore and revive our Grange Hall building, and continue to serve our community for years to come?
Every dollar makes a difference! Donate today to help us reach our goal by using the "Donate" button on the right, or mail a check made out to White Clover Grange to our Treasurer at:
3515 SE Clinton St
Portland OR 97202
Thank you so much for all of your support, and please share this campaign with your friends, family, and social networks!
Vivi Tallman, Grange Master
Marie Scovell, Secretary
Joel Caris, Treasurer
Tammi Lesh, Member
Emily Dana, Member
Jennifer Childress, Member