Start out the New Year with a resolution to enjoy a good old-fashioned breakfast once a month in La Grange. It’s at the IOOF Hall, always on the second Sunday in downtown La Grange, sponsored by the Odd Fellows. Sunday, Jan. 8 is the date this month.
Served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the popular menu includes biscuits and gravy, sausage, ham and cheese omelets and French toast. Complimentary coffee and orange juice round out the meal, all for $6 per adult, $3 for ages 7 through 12, while those 6 and under eat for free.
There’s always plenty to do in La Grange; wander up the hill to see the Old Schoolhouse and St. Louis Catholic Church. At the east end of town you’ll find the La Grange Museum, just across from the Adobe Barn, the town’s oldest structure, pre-dating the Gold Rush era. Take a walk down to the Tuolumne River bank and you may be lucky to see a few returning salmon, still lingering in the riffle below the old bridge. And don’t forget to stop by Louie’s Saloon and Grill in the middle of town.
The La Grange Odd Fellows of Lafayette Historical Lodge #65 just ended a very busy year. The group has already started planning for its annual events in 2017; the Car Show in July, Catfish Dinner in August and Spaghetti Feed in October.
The IOOF Hall, the scene of many community events in La Grange, is at 30018 Yosemite Boulevard, which is Highway 132, just east of the intersection of Highway J-59.