The Sequim Prairie Grange has “ice cream socials” during the summer months and it didn’t take much to convince recent guests to become ice cream socializers. This is an example of what $5 gets you: a sundae or banana split with your choice of ice cream and toppings. Three scoops, table service, and good cheer. It benefits a variety of local causes.

The Sequim Prairie Grange is housed in one of Sequim’s historic former school buildings, the Macleay School, built in 1912. The Grange is part of America’s oldest farm-based fraternal organization, a non-partisan, grassroots rural advocacy group with both legislative program and community activities.

The Grange regularly stages pancake breakfasts, most recently last Sunday, and during summer months they host ice cream socials. These events help finance things like youth programs and scholarships. The building is also used for community events – I’ve attended a septic system workshop here (such is the glamor of country life!), a concert, and a community flea market. The Washington Old Time Fiddlers meet here regularly for weekend jams, classes and public performances.