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 become so familiar with. The Kiwanis Club of Chardon is pleased to be part of this 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, some of which are already flowing. The syrup, which will be bottled, will be sold at the Log Cabin this spring.
The Log Cabin will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday starting March 9 and through each day of the Maple Festival which is coming April 24-27. Those who stop by can expect to find all the maple syrup, maple barbeque and mustard, maple candy, maple spread, maple sugar, and various other sweets. One of the sweetest maple products, maple sugar cotton candy, will be returning for another year.
As in previous years, maple sales will be the primary fundraiser of the Chardon Kiwanis to support the scholarships that it awards to Chardon area students and various other projects that it sponsors each year.
“Being able to enjoy something sweet while helping area youth pursue their further education is a great way to celebrate our maple tradition,” said Mary Bramstedt, chairperson of maple sales for 2014. “Please come out to the Log Cabin to purchase something and support our area students.”
We encourage everyone who is looking for a sweet treat for themselves or to purchase as a gift to stop by the Log Cabin before or during the Maple Festival. In addition to the sweets offered by the Chardon Kiwanis in the Log Cabin, the sugarhouse and stir booth will be open every Sunday for visitors to enjoy prior to the festival from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you would like to learn more about the activities of Kiwanis, please visit the website or call the Chardon club at 440-537-7316.