Apple Butter Day 2018 (photos)

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Marina Escobar (left) and Shannon Bowen stir fresh apple butter while it cooks at Groveport’s 45th annual Apple Butter Day, which was held in Heritage Park on Oct. 13.
Scott Gibbons and Rich Gibbons of Canal Winchester look over a 7-ton, 1921 Kelly-Springfield steam powered road roller, which was restored and operated by John Yowler, that was on display at Apple Butter Day courtesy of the Clark County Historical Society.
Laura Johnson chips at a block of wax to obtain shavings that will be melted and used for dipping homemade candles.
Andrea Burton making homemade ice cream in the Groveport Log House.
Abbie Bohler using a spinning wheel to spin wool into thread in the Groveport Log House. Bohler observed that often men are most interested in how the spinning wheel mechanism works and women are often more interested in what can be created using the device.
The band Delightful Sounds, performed acoustic folk music in the Groveport Log House.
The hayride around Palm Pond was a popular attraction at Apple Butter Day.
The Madison Christian School band performing at Apple Butter Day.
One of the displays in the Sharp’s Landing canal era building, which is located across Wirt Road from the Groveport Log House. This display depicts the bakery portion of the building. The other parts of the building include a smokehouse and ice house. The building was recently restored by the Groveport Heritage and Preservation Society and was open for the first time on Apple Butter Day.

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