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Visit the Cleveland Home & Garden Show through
Sunday, February 9, 2020
If you plan to visit the Cleveland Home & Garden Show at the I-X Center, you’ll feel right at home! The show runs through February 9. Landscaper Ken Kushmider of Landscape Design Associates in Copley has always admired our Grangerburg area, so he decided to use it as the theme for his company’s entry at the home and garden show. He recreated Sam Grossenbacher’s blacksmith shop and even posted an article about Sam found in the Akron Beacon Journal’s Roto Magazine in 1947.
Check out the photo above: Did you notice the bicentennial banner on the white building? Happy Bicentennial to us! Hope you plan to be there! (Photo courtesy of John Ginley)
"TRAVEL BACK 200"
Sunday, February 9, 2020
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Medina County Parks will be partnering with the Granger Bicentennial Committee as we celebrate Historic Granger Township!
Shelley Tender from the parks is planning an event on February 9, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Allardale Lodge (141 Remsen Road) titled, “Travel Back 200.” Visitors will learn -- through games, activities, crafts, and snacks -- what life was like when Granger officially became a township in February 1820. Be there to put your name on Granger’s charter!
Granger is fortunate to have Allardale, Mugrage and the new Granger Wetlands Park. Pictured below, Shelley Tender is checking her calendar to plan for two historical hikes at the parks in June 2020. Stay tuned for more details!
If you missed the event, check out the great coverage offer through these media outlets:
THE POST NEWSPAPER:
JOY OF MEDINA COUNTY MAGAZINE:
MEDINA SUN / CLEVELAND.COM:
Cast Members Needed for “Our Town: Granger”
Tentatively, “Our Town: Granger” will be performed on Friday, June 26 in the Highland High School Auditorium, as part of the Granger Township Bicentennial Celebration. It will be in the style of Thornton Wilder’s play of Our Town, but all of the scenes will be based on Granger’s early history.
There will be a cast of 33, with parts for children, teens, and adults. Some characters will be from pioneer times, and others will be from modern times. The production will be directed by Bryan Mravec.
Our plan is to hold auditions on April 14-15 at Pleasant Valley Corp, 1153 Medina Road in Granger Township. Please sign up for an audition time through the following link:
If we are unable to hold auditions, we will fill the parts based on a questionnaire. You will be assigned your part by the end of April so you can memorize your lines.
Those wishing to audition should be available for rehearsals most weekday evenings between June 1-18 (2 or 3 evenings per week). Rehearsals the evenings of June 22-25 will be mandatory.
Fun Activities with
Friday, May 7, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Granger Historical Society & The Guild of Highland Artists are Planning...
FUN ACTIVITIES WITH GRANGER’S BARNS for Granger’s 201st year!
These very old barns are located at 1724 Wilbur Road, on the property where the new Granger Elementary school is being built -- and they will soon be auctioned off. Your chance to capture them in art is now!
Granger has lost many of its barns in the last few decades, but others stand, just waiting for you to capture them through art or photography.
An exhibit, “The Barns of Granger,” will be held at the Highland Library in October 2021.
You can be part of the show with your rendition of these barns or others in the township, past or present.
If you wish to see, photograph, or draw these barns on Wilbur, join us on Friday, May 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. Meet us at the property; the gates will be open. Be aware that the property may be muddy, depending upon the weather.
Another option we are offering is a Plein Air barn painting day on Saturday, July 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the green at 1261 Granger Road. Take a short walk to a nearby barn, or create art from a barn photo, yours or ours.
Unable to make it? You can create your entry of a Granger barn on your own and have it ready for the October show.
For the events on May 7 or July 10, bring your own art supplies or equipment. Use any art form from paint to crayons to materials you can use to make a barn replica in 3-D. Both events are open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Covid restrictions apply!