The Chardon Kiwanis is pleased to see the arrival of maple season in Northeast Ohio. There is no better time in Geauga County than maple season because of the wonderful events involving a sweet local product we have all become connoisseur of. The Kiwanis Club of Chardon is pleased to be part of this local tradition.
In the coming weeks, for yet another year, the Kiwanis Club of Chardon will gather at the kitchen of the Pilgrim Christian Church to bottle some of the sweet stuff produced at local sugarhouses, which is already flowing at some local sugarhouses. The syrup that will be bottled will be sold at the Heritage House on the square this spring.
The Heritage House on the square will be open starting with Tapping Sunday on March 3rd and each Sunday following from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition, the Heritage House will be open for maple sales on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 21st starting at 9:00 a.m. During the Maple Festival, which is Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, April 28th, maple sales will occur in both the Heritage House and festival tent located on Short Court.
Those that stop by can expect to find maple syrup, maple barbeque and mustard, maple candy, maple spread, maple sugar, and various other sweets. One of the sweetest maple product, maple sugar cotton candy, will be returning for yet another year. As in previous years, all profits will support the scholarships that the club offers to graduates planning to attend college or trade as well various welfare projects that the club sponsors.
“Being able to enjoy something sweet while helping area youth pursue their further education is a great way to celebrate our great maple tradition,” said Ken Kitchener, Chairperson of Maple Sales for 2019. “I encourage you to come out to the Heritage House to purchase something special and support our area students.”
In addition, to Kiwanis maple sales, the Stir Booth will be open every Sunday for visitors to enjoy prior to the Maple Festival from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you would like to learn more about the activities of Kiwanis, please visit the website at Kiwanis Club of Chardon or call the Chardon Club at 440-413-1086.