MOUNT VERNON — Grange members from around Knox County gathered Monday night at Mount Vernon High School for their 57th Annual Farm-City Dinner. The occasion also provided the opportunity to present two awards. Joy Harris of Interchurch Social Services accepted the Community Service Award on behalf of Interchurch, while Marie Walker was surprised to learn that she was the recipient of the Granger of the Year Award.
Knox County Grange Deputy Lonnie Totten commented on grange membership, stating, “We do a lot of legislative work. We still have a voice in Washington.”
In presenting the award to Interchurch, Totten noted that the organization has been providing emergency assistance and helping people in the local communities since 1968. They accept donations of clothing and household goods, food, cash, and volunteer time and talents.
All of those provisions help people in the community from locations in Fredericktown, Centerburg, Danville and Mount Vernon.
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