Cannon Grange 152, at 25 Cannon Road, is one of Wilton’s oldest, active organizations. The grange was organized May 4, 1899, and meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Cannon Grange Hall. Cannon Grange is a fraternal-service organization for families with membership open to all, age 14 and up. The grange participates in many philanthropic activities, one of which is the Cannon Grange Scholarship for area high school seniors. For the past few years, the grange has also sent care packages to American troops in Iraq. For information on how to support this effort, visit the grange Web site or e-mail charlespgilliam@yahoo.com.

The grange runs an annual plant sale in the spring, summer picnics at Ambler Farm and an authentic Agricultural Fair & Exposition in late August (Aug. 30, this year). The grange also hosts several public dinners during the year, sponsors the Wilton 4H, Cub Scout Pack 20, and other local groups. For more information, visit geocities.com/cannongrange, or e-mail Don Offinger (donoffinger@juno.com).