Plant sale benefits community
Alexander Wilburn

Plant sale benefits community

Taghhannuck Grange #100 held its annual plant and rummage sale at Sharon Grange Hall on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, with a broad selection of flowers, tomato plants, and even sweet peppers for shoppers to take home to their gardens. All funds raised by the sales benefitted the Taghhannuck Grange’s community service efforts, including the ongoing project of providing dictionaries to area elementary school students.

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