Jr. Grange reaching out to youth

On Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Wolcott Junior Grange chairperson Alyscia Talbot of Bristol has invited children ages 5 to 14 to join her for a free ice cream social to be held at the Grange, 313 Bound Line Rd., Wolcott.

“We want to introduce our amazing Junior Grange program to the youth of Wolcott and Bristol” stated Talbot in a press release.  “The Junior Grange will provide an opportunity for children to build character, develop self-confidence, responsibility, and respect. We encourage honor, patriotism, and a concern for agriculture and the communities where the children live and play.”

Wolcott Grange ambassadors will also be on hand to help with the event.

Currently, there are only three active junior granges in the state. 

Talbot and Joe Ouimet, Wolcott Grange Master, are bringing the program to Wolcott to offer youth in the area a means to become involved in their communities through special events, mentoring, community service project opportunities and academic help.

In the press release, Talbot stated she envisions a talent show, an outside movie night, academic help and lots of community event involvement.

As the founder and director of Alyscia’s Pet Project, a program that helps raise money and awareness to help prevent animal abuse and neglect, Talbot said in the relese she hopes to lead by example and teach the youth in the community that one person, regardless of age can make a difference.


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