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Mosher Apple Butter festival is Sunday

The fourth annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival, sponsored by the Westerville Lions Club, will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the log cabin on the grounds of McVay Elementary School, 270 S. Hempstead Road.

The free festival will include demonstrations apple-butter and apple-cider making, tours of the log cabin on the school grounds and old-fashioned games and crafts for children.

Cider and apple butter will be on sale, along with homemade pulled pork sandwich meals.

The festival is held in honor of Ned Mosher, an outdoorsman and Westerville City Schools teacher, who led the Westerville Lions Club in moving and rebuilding the log cabin 30 years ago to the property owned by the late Maurice McVay.

Mosher used the cabin in hands-on science lessons and to teach students about maple-syrup making in Ohio.

Donations toward the replacement of wood shutters on the cabin and other maintenance will be accepted.

Part of the proceeds also will be used to fund the Lions Club mission to provide services to those with sight-related problems.