Gold Trail Grange #452
Coloma- Lotus Community Hall
The Gold Trail Grange encourages families and neighbors to join together to promote the economic and civic well-being of the community and agriculture. We are committed to fostering education and promoting social events - including festive live music and dance - to help build community in the Coloma Lotus Valley.
Potluck Socials are at 5:30pm on the fourth Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish to share, a beverage if you like, and your own place setting if you can.
Business meetings are 7pm the second Wednesday of the month. Please come to share your ideas of Grange activities and building maintenance. The next meetings are:
Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients!
Saturday Jan 12 - Great Concert to help raise scholarship funds for West Slope High School Students
Doors at 7pm
Our annual fundraiser benefiting Scholarships for West Slope High School Students.
The Gold Trail Grange has funded $7,600 to local students over the last two years.
$10 Cover and no-host bar.
El Dorado Quilt Trail is at the Gold Trail Grange
The Quilt Trail Project, part of the
El Dorado County Farm Trails,
has a panel at our Gold Trail Grange!
This is the "Star Shadow" quilt painted
by Julie Castro.
Check it out when you come to our next event,
or drive northerly through Coloma.
Most of our activities are in the Grange Hall at 319 Highway 49, in the center of Coloma.
The hall, built in 1926 as a community gathering place, is a venue for a wide variety of presentations and forums. Groups and individuals may rent the building, which has hosted everything from exercise classes to wedding receptions, memorials and birthdays. Each month the Gold Trail Grange has a business meeting and also sponsors community gatherings on a vast range of topics, from meteorites and native plants to League of Women Voters election information and Coloma history. Periodically, the Grange sponsors dances, with live music one of the attractions. The dances are part of a long-standing tradition; early-day Grange treasury reports enumerated expenses for food, orchestras and even floor wax. At one time the “Gold Pannies,” a can-can group made up of local women, entertained at fundraisers. The Grange is located along the beautiful South Fork of the American River that roars and meanders through the heart of the Coloma Lotus Valley, depending on the season.
For more information, please contact us.