Team members and agents recently participated in the Hamburg Fair held on August 15, 16 and 17, which supports The Grange, a fraternal organization with roots in rural and agricultural history in pastoral communities all across America. The Connecticut State Grange serves its districts in multiple ways, some of which include hosting family activities and service programs, gathering legislative objectives that support the interests of Connecticut residents at the local and state levels of government and more, with all efforts relevant to the local community.
The signature blue and white William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty sign proudly stood at a booth hosted by our company, where team members and agents handed out free items to support their local Grange and community. At the same time, volunteers manning the booth were able to introduce our new Old Lyme brokerage to potential buyers and sellers. A free raffle drawing for a children’s toy basket and a 40-inch flat screen TV completed our contribution to the fair.
Participants of the day’s event included Old Lyme brokerage manager Maureen Swarts, marketing coordinator Bonnie Foster and sales associates Allyson Cotton, Don and Kathy Shannehan, Byron Lazine, Deb Boyd, Janet Peckinpaugh, Nancy Johnson, Margaret Morgan, MJ DeRisio, Sue Darmon and John Swarts.
Other community projects hosted by the Grange include organizing sport leagues, providing hearing testing, building community centers, sponsoring local events and fairs, staffing child care programs, organizing voter registration drives and more. Each year The Grange also awards student loans and scholarships to accredited colleges and universities.
“The Grange has such a positive impact on the area,” said Swarts. “It offers countless local services and unifying opportunities, and truly gives each and every individual a voice that is heard. We were thrilled to be a part of such an important community event, and thank everyone who helped make the day a great success.”
Thank you to all who participated in this great event. Visit here for more information on how you can contribute to your local Connecticut Grange and give back to the community you love and know so well.