‘Apple Butter Festival’ brings record numbers to Mount Gilead State Park


By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel



LeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel Jennie See, volunteer, serves lunch at the State Park Apple Butter Festival.


LeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel The State Park Apple Butter Festival – with Sam Young and John Massie of Troop 20 stirring apple butter.


LeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel Randy Timmons, Troop 20 and Alex Tuttle,Troop 35, assist with making of apple butter at the State Park There is a limited number of pint jars of apple butter that can be purchased at the State Park by contacting a volunteer


A record number of people were served breakfast Oct. 8, to kick off the annual Apple Butter Festival at the Mount Gilead State Park.

A total of 483 people were served. Breakfast was served to 242 diners Sunday morning.

Contributing to the large attendance at the event was perfect autumn weather with sunshine and warm temperatures.

Winners in the different judged categories were:

Campsite

Most original- Lucille Beggs, Kent, Ohio;

Best Halloween- Patricia Gahn, Fremont;

Best fall- Phil and Angie McCoy, Mount Gilead

Honorable mention- Megan Maynard, Debrorah Perrot, Whitehall

Costumes

Under one-year-old

First place- Lacye Kirk, Cardington

Second place- Kyle Gould, Mount Gilead

Third place- Maggie Shields, Mount Gilead

Ages 2-1

First place- Micha Jackawski, Galena

Second place- Isobella Nead, Fredericktown

Third place- Damon Stephens, Cardington

Ages 3-5

First place- Addison Long, Marengo

Second place- Harley Slooulin, Edison

Third place- Serenity Padilla, Marion

Ages 9-12

First place- Sophia Park, Marengo

Second place- William Rossingol, Mount Gilead

Third place- Grace Gustafson, Mount Gilead

Over 13

First place- Victoria Shipman, Bucyrus

Second place- Mariah Aiella, Ravenna;

Third place- Treva Dilsaver, Marengo

Fourth place- Auston Wickham, Marion

Pet Costume

First place- Sam Seitz – Pet- Ears- Cardington

Second place- Cheryl Knipp, pet- Jax, Mount Gilead

Third place- Julie Jones, pet-Lola, Mount Gilead

LeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel Jennie See, volunteer, serves lunch at the State Park Apple Butter Festival.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/10/web1_Jennie-See-serving-lunch-at-State-Park.jpgLeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel Jennie See, volunteer, serves lunch at the State Park Apple Butter Festival.

LeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel The State Park Apple Butter Festival – with Sam Young and John Massie of Troop 20 stirring apple butter.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/10/web1_Randy-Timmons-Troop-20-and-Alex-Tuttle-Troop-35.jpgLeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel The State Park Apple Butter Festival – with Sam Young and John Massie of Troop 20 stirring apple butter.

LeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel Randy Timmons, Troop 20 and Alex Tuttle,Troop 35, assist with making of apple butter at the State Park There is a limited number of pint jars of apple butter that can be purchased at the State Park by contacting a volunteer
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/10/web1_Timmons-and-Tuttle-State-Park.jpgLeAnne Gompf | The Sentinel Randy Timmons, Troop 20 and Alex Tuttle,Troop 35, assist with making of apple butter at the State Park There is a limited number of pint jars of apple butter that can be purchased at the State Park by contacting a volunteer

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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