Business meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month and Potluck Socials with program are the fourth Sunday . See the calendar for details. All are open to the public.
Gold Trail Grange, a 501c8 non-profit fraternal organization, is a welcoming group, primarily serving the residents of Coloma as well as nearby Gold Hill and Lotus. Anyone 14 years of age or older is invited to join. Members enjoy being part of our wonderful community and participating in the many Grange-sponsored events.
Most activities are centered in the Grange Hall at 319 Highway 49, in the center of Coloma. The hall, built in 1926 as a community gathering place after the burning of the Sierra Nevada Hotel, previously used for community events, is a venue for a wide variety of presentations and forums. Also, outside groups may rent the building, which has hosted everything from exercise classes to memorials and wedding receptions. 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 cancan 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.
In particular, the Grange hosts the LoCol Farmers’ Market, dedicated to fostering sustainability, organic food and agricultural sovereignty. The market debuted in 2012, offering everything from local honey and goat cheese to fresh produce.
For more information, contact us.