BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION POSTPONED...AGAIN!
Granger Bicentennial Committee has decided to postpone the Bicentennial Celebration planned for June 2021 due to continued concerns over COVID-19.
The celebration is rescheduled for June 24, 25 and/or 26, 2022.
The committee will continue to work hard to make it a grand celebration for Granger’s Bicentennial! Details and an updated timeline will be posted to our website as soon as possible!
Possible Events this Summer/Fall:
The committee is working to secure the possibility of an outdoor band concert on June 27, 2021, to recognize Granger's Bicentennial. More information will follow if details are confirmed.
Additional events related to Granger’s history may also be sponsored through the Medina County Park District, Medina County District Library and/or the Granger Historical Society. Please continue to check the website for current information
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020
Musical entertainment by students in lobby outside Highland High School Auditorium (upper level entrance)
Play production of “Our Town: Granger” at Highland High School Auditorium (upper level entrance)
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.
Birthday Cake Reception in lobby outside Highland High School Auditorium
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020
Parade forms at South Parking Lot of Highland High School Stadium (4150 Ridge Rd.) Parade participants must pre-register.
Check-in for Tricycle/Bicycle Parade for children under 12 (waivers to be signed to participate)
Tricycle/Bicycle Parade around track at Highland High School Stadium (bring your own trike or bike)
Opening Ceremonies – Highland High School Stadium
10:30 a.m.* to 12 p.m.
Parade travels from Highland High School Stadium to Township Administration Bldg. (3717 Ridge Rd.) (Parade begins when all entries are in place)
The following events take place at the Township Administration & Fire Department properties, located at 3717 Ridge Rd. Guest parking at Highland Middle School with shuttle services to the day’s events. Administration Building is reserved for handicap parking only.
Purchase a food truck lunch on site: Firehouse Pizza, Swenson’s, Papa Bear’s Ice Cream & Treats, Savannah’s Kettle Corn
Spinning/weaving demonstrations, Granger Historical Society display with Medina County Park, Quilt block signing
Kids’ water polo (conducted by Fire Department), Roving Balloon Artist
Inflatable obstacle course for kids
Corn Hole Tournament (pre-registration required, entry fee collected day of event)
Historic Car Show (those displaying a vehicle must pre-register)
Softball game (co-ed) for adults (pre-registration encouraged)
Lock 4 – Barbershop Quartet & Roving Balloon Artist
Organized Kids’ games: sack race, water balloon toss, 3-legged race, wheel barrow race, etc.
Performance by Frametown, country western band
Granger Historical Society Open House for guests (1261 Granger Rd.)
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament -ages 14 and up (pre-registration required)
DJ Tony Maroon – Sound Waves Entertainment
Steak Fry by Fire Department (need pre-sale ticket, available from Fire Dept. call 330-620-3377)
Announcements of contests and results
122nd Army Band outdoor concert (bring lawn chair if you wish)
9:45 p.m. (approximately)
Fireworks (can be viewed from Highland Middle School parking lot)
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020
The following events take place at the Township Administration & Fire Department properties, located at 3717 Ridge Rd.
Community Prayer around the flagpole at Township Administration Bldg.
“Challenges & Choices” Inspirational Talk – Virgil Dominic, Former Cleveland TV newscaster
Community Lunch - Free!
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Photos taken for memory book, quilt block signing
Closing Ceremonies; Results of Granger Quiz & Participation Challenge
Following the Closing Ceremonies, the Granger Historical Society will host an Open House for guests at 1261 Granger Rd. Please stop by!
See grangerhs.com for forms or stop by the Highland Branch of the Medina County District Library.