Gold Trail Grange and Coloma-Lotus Community Hall

The Gold Trail Grange and Coloma-Lotus Community Hall encourages families and neighbors to band 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. 
view of the Grange from Highway 49
 
Potluck Socials are at 5:30pm on the fourth (sometimes 3rd) 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.
  • April 28 - We will award our scholarships!
  • May 19
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:
  • May 8




Scholarships!

Scholarship Fund

Join us Sunday 4/28 at 5:30pm:

The Gold Trail Grange is pleased to announce it will award five $1000 scholarships to local graduating high school students at a potluck awards dinner on April 28th. The scholarships are provided to help recipients pursue continuing education in the trades, certificate programs, and at two or four year colleges and universities. The application process was very competitive with over 60 students from El Dorado, Golden Sierra, Ponderosa, and Union Mine High Schools applying for the awards.

Special thanks to members of the Coloma-Lotus Business Council, The Osborn Family, and to local residents and Grange concert-goers who contributed to the Gold Trail Grange’s fund-raising efforts.

The public is invited to congratulate the scholarship awardees at our awards dinner potluck on April 28th at 5:30 pm. Please bring a dish to share, your place-setting, and beverage.

We always accept donations for next year's scholarship fund. Feel free to mail checks made out to the Gold Trail Grange with the memo "Scholarship Fund" to GTG, P.O. Box 16, Coloma, CA. 95613, or give us a call for other ways to donate.



Happy 50th Anniversary to Tim and Vickie Longo!

The Gold Trail Grange / Coloma-Lotus Community Hall was delighted to host the 50th anniversary of long term community members and Grange volunteers Tim and Vickie Longo! Friends and family came from near and far, and the stories of their love and support to so many in the entire county left most eyes moist in appreciation.

Cutting the cake at their wedding 50 years ago
Wedding cake cutting

Cutting the cake at their 50th anniversary party

Anniversary Cake Cutting


Love from all of us!


El Dorado Quilt Trail is at the Gold Trail Grange

Quilt panel
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.
Birthday party at the Gold Trail Grange
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 or meanders through the heart of the Coloma Lotus Valley, depending on the season.

Gold Trail Grange Facebook Page

Our Facebook page is
https://www.facebook.com/goldtrail.grange.96
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 For more information, please contact us.