Lutheran Memorial Camp serves up maple syrup pancake dinner


Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel The Ruehrmunds of Cardington and the McClure’s of Chesterville enjoy the LMC Maple Syrup pancake dinner. From left: Diane McClure, Dawn Ruehrmund, Tess Ruehrmund, Troy Ruehrmund and Merek McClure all of Cardington and Denise and Terry McClure of Chesterville.


Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel Dining at the Maple Syrup pancake dinner at the Lutheran Memorial Camp are from left: Marion residents Duff Kraschinsky, Margie Kraschinsky and Marie Cutarelli and Cardington residents Frank and Judy Himler. The diners all said they come regularly to the dinner because the “like to support the camp.”


Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel The Avalon Nine plays for diners at the Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival


Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel Pictured at the Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival are the Lutheran Memorial Camp directors Rod Pearce and food service manager Melissa Gray.


Damp weather and cloudy skies did not deter visitors to the Lutheran Memorial Camp’s annual Maple Syrup Festival held on March 13.

Four hundred dinners were served and those combined with the sale of maple goodies will provide at least eight camperships to the camp this summer.

Pat Surbella, office manager, said this year all the baked goods for sale contained maple syrup distilled at the camp. Especially delicious was the ‘Maple Apple Butter.’

There were 64 volunteers, including Cub Scout Troop #95, Cardington and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Westerville, who helped. The LMC Staff also thanks St. John Lutheran Church, Windfall, for their donation of pancake batter and the Avalon Nine for their musical entertainment.

Erlsten Brothers, Mt Gilead, provided fresh maple syrup products, Mike Ford dug fresh Sassafras for the fire brewed tea and Candyman Jack Hudson gave his usual support. Thanks to all of these contributors and to the community for their loyalty. These contributions help the Campership program and its goal of giving youngsters the camping experience.

Rod Pearce is the camp’s director.

Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel The Ruehrmunds of Cardington and the McClure’s of Chesterville enjoy the LMC Maple Syrup pancake dinner. From left: Diane McClure, Dawn Ruehrmund, Tess Ruehrmund, Troy Ruehrmund and Merek McClure all of Cardington and Denise and Terry McClure of Chesterville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_The-Ruehrmunds-at-the-Maple-Syrup-Festival-1.jpgCarol Bartlett | The Sentinel The Ruehrmunds of Cardington and the McClure’s of Chesterville enjoy the LMC Maple Syrup pancake dinner. From left: Diane McClure, Dawn Ruehrmund, Tess Ruehrmund, Troy Ruehrmund and Merek McClure all of Cardington and Denise and Terry McClure of Chesterville.

Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel Dining at the Maple Syrup pancake dinner at the Lutheran Memorial Camp are from left: Marion residents Duff Kraschinsky, Margie Kraschinsky and Marie Cutarelli and Cardington residents Frank and Judy Himler. The diners all said they come regularly to the dinner because the “like to support the camp.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_Marion-family-and-HImlers-at-Maple-Syrup-event-1.jpgCarol Bartlett | The Sentinel Dining at the Maple Syrup pancake dinner at the Lutheran Memorial Camp are from left: Marion residents Duff Kraschinsky, Margie Kraschinsky and Marie Cutarelli and Cardington residents Frank and Judy Himler. The diners all said they come regularly to the dinner because the “like to support the camp.”

Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel The Avalon Nine plays for diners at the Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_Avalon-Nine-playing-at-Maple-Syrup-festival-1.jpgCarol Bartlett | The Sentinel The Avalon Nine plays for diners at the Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival

Carol Bartlett | The Sentinel Pictured at the Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival are the Lutheran Memorial Camp directors Rod Pearce and food service manager Melissa Gray.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_Pearce-2c-camp-director-and-Gray-2c-food-service-manager-at-LMC-1.jpgCarol Bartlett | The Sentinel Pictured at the Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival are the Lutheran Memorial Camp directors Rod Pearce and food service manager Melissa Gray.

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