Much of the social life in the town continued to center around the two Granges and the newly organized "Farm Bureau", as Extension was called then, and the 4-H Clubs for the young. Hope Corner Grange met for all day Saturday meetings twice a month except during the busy summer season. Everyone joined as soon as eligible at fourteen years of age and took part, and enjoyed these neighborly meetings typical of all Grange get-togethers. The old wood stove on one end of the hall was the only source of heat in the winter. The tables were set up at noon for the bounteous dinner. Baked beans and brown bread, hot dishes, salads, biscuits with plenty of molasses and homemade butter, pies and cakes, and plenty of hot coffee made up the menu. Visitors from other Granges were always welcome; the accepted contribution was "sweets" for the dinner. It would amaze you how many pieces of pie some men could put away!
Young people were an important part of Grange life, and by taking part in programs they received valuable training in subject presentation as well as parliamentary procedure and order. After the meetings the younger members were taught the popular square dances by the old-timers.
Plays were put on several times a year and were often called upon for repeat performances at other Granges. A Women's Grange Sewing Circle met every Wednesday through the winter at the members' homes to work on projects for the summer fair.
(From History of Hope Maine by Anna Simpson Hardy Page 212)