The Daily Star
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50 years ago
Feb. 28, 1963
HARTWICK — Area Grangers now have an opportunity of signing up in the Peace Corps for service in Guatemala, according to the National Grange which introduced the project.
According to Edwin C. Hadlock, coordinator, the Grange Guatemala Project “is now reality.”
In a communication to all Patrons of Husbandry, Mr. Hadlock said that “Grange participation in a program of this nature reinforces the Grange position of long standing whereby the organization has encouraged valid programs designed to promote peace and understanding.”
The emphasis in the Guatemala Project will be on agriculture, home economics, youth, health and education, and Grangers “have an invaluable asset in that they are generally familiar with the fields the project is emphasizing.”
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit. Each Grange secretary has “Grange Peace Corps Information” blanks for members interested in the venture.