Getting ready for Apple Butter Day

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Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
Members of the Groveport Heritage Society are shown here sprucing up the historic Sharp’s Landing building in preparation for Apple Butter Day on Oct 12. Visitors to Apple Butter Day can get a glimpse of the area’s Ohio and Erie Canal past by visiting the structure, which is located across Wirt Road from the log house and Heritage Park. The Groveport Heritage Society moved the building from its original site at Rohr and Pontius roads and reconstructed the 62×21 foot, one story, brick, 19th century canal era structure on its current site. The building is believed to have been used as a smokehouse, bakery, and ice house that sat along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Audio tours of the building are also available by calling 614-321-2075.
Groveport Heritage Society member Carla Cramer sweeps up some debris while helping to clean up the Sharp’s Landing building site.
The Groveport Heritage Society is holding the following upcoming events:
•Sept. 24, 7 p.m. – Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., – Last meeting to prepare for Apple Butter Day.
•Oct. 5, any time between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. – At the Log House in Heritage Park on Wirt Road – making and canning the apple butter that will sell on Apple Butter Day, Oct. 12.
•Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – Sharp’s Landing building – learn specifics about the building so you can be a docent on Apple Butter Day and other events throughout the year.
•Oct. 12 – Apple Butter Day in Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteer opportunities abound – call 614-836-9113.
•The Groveport Heritage Society needs people who are willing to wash jars in their dishwasher in preparation for the apple butter. This needs to be done between Sept. 28 – Oct. 4.

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