Grange hosts customer appreciation day

August 13, 2013

By Staff

Contributed A happy customer grabs a free pony ride by the reins at last year’s Community Appreciation Day. Contributed

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A happy customer grabs a free pony ride by the reins at last year’s Community Appreciation Day. Contributed

The Grange Supply will host its 20th annual Customer Appreciation Day on Aug. 17. The event is a long-standing tradition for The Grange thanking the people that keep them in business.

The store started in Renton in 1934 and moved to Issaquah in 1943. Over the years, it has broadened its merchandise, offering farm supplies, items for pets, fuel and propane, and materials for home and living.

After two decades, the intent has always been the same: The Grange wants to give back. During the event, customers can learn about the latest products from The Grange’s many vendors, ask questions of experts and support local animal rescue organizations.

Visitors can also get a general sense of the seminars the store hosts throughout the year.

“If anyone doesn’t know The Grange, it’s a wonderful way to introduce yourself to a good local business that’s been around for 80 years,” said Dana Huth, who works in marketing at The Grange. “We recommend that everyone come over and join us. It’s a lot of fun.”

General manager Michele Jacobs, now working on her third appreciation day, calls The Grange a “one-stop shop” for lawn and garden, pet, farm and ranch needs.

Her favorite part of past events was “the opportunity to actually mingle with the customers and get a chance to relax and have fun, and see people in a different environment.”

The environment truly is different: Beyond the vendor exposure and professionals available for questions, there will be live music and free activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo and face painting. There will also be free hot dogs.

If you go

The Issaquah Grange Supply Customer Appreciation Day

  • 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17
  • 392-6469
  • www.grangesupplyinc.com
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