Good weather, great turnout for Maple Syrup Festival
By Evelyn Long…
Spring like weather helped to attract 691 people to the 38th annual Lutheran Memorial Camp Maple Syrup Festival held Sunday, March 11.
Rod Pearce, the camp’s director, was pleased that those attending generated $4,000 in gross receipts, all of which will help to send kids to camp this summer.
There were 550 dinners served to those attending and they were served by a crew of over 50 volunteers, who included members of Pi Phi Epsilon Sorority from Capital University, the youth group from St. John Lutheran Church, Grove City; volunteers from the Vineyard Church, Bowling Green; previous LMC staff members, and members of Cardington Boy Scout Troop 30.
Pearce and the camp staff thank the following for their support of the festival: the Avalon Nine band, the Cardington Rotary (grill), the Marengo Country Market, Gift Card, Avalon Foods for the coffee, General Mills, Todd Jolliff from Lincolnshire Farms for the wagon and horses that gave the tour rides; Cindy Pearce for baking,
Don Moniger for donating the seeds and St. John Lutheran Church, Windfall, for donating the pancake mix. In addition to maple syrup from the camp, maple syrup was also used that was provided by Erlsten Brothers Maple Products, Mount Gilead.
In addition to the wagon ride tours of the camp and the assortment of maple goodies sold from the Cedar Lodge, the visitors enjoyed a video presentation of scenes from past festivals and activities at the camp. It was prepared by Pearce.
Pearce thanked all those who supported the campers with their attendance.
He said that the camp’s leadership team is currently working with two other pastors to establish a new worship community in Morrow County.