Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall.

Feb.9th: Dance, Dinner, Dance to benefit the Friends!

Sunday, February 9. Heat up the dance hall to benefit the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall as they work to fund fire code improvements. Bring friends and little ones to the family dance from 3:00pm – 4:30pm with music by Mikaela Moore and Dana Hartshorn, and calling by the Mad Robins Callers group. Stay for an amazing Thai dinner from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Follow it up with a contra dance, 5:30 pm - 8:30pm with music by Maivish (Jaige Trudel and Adam Broome) and calling by Mary Wesley.

Grange flooring takes new life!

Mike Ziegler, Grange member, dancer, Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall board member, is making great use of salvaged flooring from the Hall! This article appeared in the Times Argus on Jan. 14th!

Knock on wood
Grange’s mandolin man finds use for floorboards


STAFF PHOTOS BY JENNIFER LANGILLE (see the attachments at the bottom of this story)

Retired dentist Mike Ziegler explains the process of converting old floorboards from the Capital City Grange in Berlin to pieces suitable for use in creating his mandolins and picture frames.

New flooring at the Grange Hall, finished and waiting for use!

New flooring at the Grange Hall, finished and waiting for use!

Here's how the new floor looks, with 2 coats of Waterlox Original Tung Oil finish. Already in use, and ready for more! See the Grange Notes for more information. And there are more floor photos in the "Photos" page of this website.

FCCGH Meeting Nov. 11th

Next meeting of the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall will be on Sunday,Nov. 11th at 7:00 PM, at the Hall. We'll be discussing the (by then) recently completed floor project, progress on our grant applications for further renovations, and beginning a capital improvement plan to guide our efforts over the next few years. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to lend a hand to our efforts to improve this community resource!

The Mission of the Friends of the Capital City Grange Hall

The mission of the FCCGH is to ensure the long term sustainability of the Capital City Grange Hall on Northfield Street in Berlin, Vermont as a venue for the public performance of and participation in traditional dance, music, song, and other arts and as a meeting place in Central Vermont for individuals and organizations. To accomplish this end, FCCGH will support the maintenance, improvement and public promotion of the Capital City Grange Hall and any other activities that may further these purposes.

Support your Grange Hall

President: Patricia Giavara
Secretary: Joanne Garton
Treasurer: Carol Noyes

Please send donations to
PO Box 31
Northfield Falls, VT

Please make checks out to FCCGH; please print the attached form to accompany your donation! [The attachment is at the bottom of this article]

Phone: 802-229-4283

Email: fccghvtatgmail [dot] com

"Friends" meeting

Next meeting of the FCCGH will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Sunday, May 12
Agenda includes:
*Results of the building survey meeting on April 13th.
*Prioritizing the projects
*Nominations for the Board

FCCGH Direct Donation form

PRINT THIS FORM to make a donation to support the Grange Hall! Double-click this spot, and you'll find a PDF form to accompany your donation.


To help us with our mission (see the Mission Statement posted here), we need help:
Newsletter manager/producer: A little web-savvy will be helpful, plus enthusiasm for reporting our work and our needs.
Website improvement: Help us make our web presence more interesting--with graphics, pictures, and more!

Friends of the Grange Hard at Work

This is a meeting of the Friends. Merry is no doubt making a very important and insightful comment just at the moment this picture was taken.

As you can see we are hard at work (like good Grangers!) brainstorming about the future plans for your Grange.

Come join us!