One of the long awaited feature events at the Grange Fair is Parade Day. Under a mix of sun and clouds in Centre Hall Thursday afternoon, thousands of attendees lined up along the parade route for the hour long procession weaving through the Centre Park fairgrounds. The festivities were led by members of the Centre Hall American Legion.
Among the hundreds of agricultural displays at the Grange Fair in Centre Hall, the “Victor Grange” has received some recognition for their hard work this year. The Boalsburg based Grange organization has received a first place award for their “Non-canned Goods” display. It features models of farmers and farm equipment from the past and present. Members say we are in a “Sweet Spot” here in this part of the Commonwealth, where a rural area is surrounded by a somewhat urban area.
Krystal Wasson, a Volunteer with Victor Grange saying: “There’s just things that are so relatable whether you are, you know, have that rural feeling of living on the outskirts of state college or even in state college, the same things we advocate for, nutrition for children, community action, those broadband initiatives, it just hits home with everyone.”
The 149th Grange Fair continues all day Friday and wraps up Saturday evening.