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By Richard Lefever
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Lefever family Grange legacy


December 6, 2017

Contributed: Richard Lefever

National Grange President Betsy Huber (left), from Washington D.C., presenting commendation certificate to the Lefever family: Coner Holbrook, Paulette, Richard, Matthew, and Daniel Lefever.

This story is the first of two parts.

The Lefever family of Goldendale was one of nine Washington State Grange Families to receive recognition as a National Grange Legacy Family. A new program introduced at the 151st National Grange Convention to honor families with five or more generations of grange involvement. In all, 80 families from across the country qualified for this recognition.

Grange Legacy for the Lefever family spans five generations, very soon to be six generations when grandchildren Reeve and Matley become of age to join Junior Grange. Our grange involvement has fostered three marriages, provided for a State Grange Scholarship fund and repurposed a historic school house/gr...

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