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AmishHeartland

April 2013

Alpine Hills Museum take a step back in time

Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts dress up your lawn this spring

Berlin Barnstorming


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Book Review

VHFUHWVKLGHMXVWEHKLQGWKHQHZGD\ reviewed by Catie Noyes • EDITOR Viola Keim has begun working for the Daybreak Mennonite Retirement Home and has found herself becoming very close with one of it’s residents, Atle Swartz. Atle loves to share letters he receives from his son Edward with her, but Viola is growing tired of hearing all about his gifted son. Why would someone choose to leave their beloved father for mission work in Nicaragua? She quickly casts her own judgment upon him for abandoning his father and leaving the country. With his mission work up, Ed has decided to return home and surprise his father. He surprises him by showing up at the retirement home. He can’t contain his excitement in getting to see his father, but is also taken aback by the beautiful friend his father seems to have made. Both Viola and Ed find themselves longing to spend more time together but both are faced with a tough decision; Ed knows it is the Lord’s calling to do missionary work, but he wants Viola to be there by his side. Viola feels her duties at home and to her twin sister are far more important than taking off to a foreign country, but she has never felt so strongly for a man in her life. Meanwhile, the Keim’s family life has proven to hold secrets that no one can seem to understand. His whole life, Peter Keim (Viola’s father) had come to believe his parents were the perfect, most devout Amish he had known. He and his siblings faced the strictest of punishments for even thinking anything other than the Amish way and a great rift had developed amongst the family.

While Peter and his daughter Elsie (Viola’s twin) were helping Peter’s mother (Lovina) to clean out the attic, they uncover a piece of Lovina’s past that was never supposed to be found. Questions are raised as to how truthful Lovina and Aaron have been about their Amish faith to their children. It seems the walls Lovina and Aaron had built around their past lives were beginning to crumble. Shelley Shepard Gray sets the scene in the center of the largest and most wellknown Amish population; Berlin, Ohio. “Daybreak” is the first book in Gray’s The Days of Redemption series. A short novel, this book is an easy read. Gray does a good job of capturing the story from many different perspectives. This novel sets you up perfectly for book two as yyou ou u anticipate aant nticcip ntic nt ipat atee le ear arni nin ni ng m ng oree abou or ab boutt learning more about Lovina’s L vi Lo vin na’ss llife na’s na ifee be if b before efo ore sshe he w was as A Amish mish mi sh aand an nd Aa A aro r n’ ro n’ss st stor o y of tthe or he ffamily amil am i y he Aaron’s story h ha ad be b efo f re h hee me m Lovi v na na. had before mett Lo Lovina.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

FEATURES Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts: Dress up your lawn this spring ............................................... 06 Bulk Food Page: ............................................... 12 Berlin Barnstorming .......................................... 14 Furniture Heartland ........................................... 28 Alpine Hills Museum: Take a step back in time .................................................................... 32 Winter Photo Contest Winners ...................... 36 *COVER PHOTO TAKEN BY CATIE NOYES

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Visitors’ Guide....................................................05 Calendar of Events............................................ 16 Amish Heartland Map ......................................20 Just Visiting: Amish Heartland’s Inns ............40

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Book Review ......................................................00 Editorial ...................................................................... 02 Recipes ................................................................30 Buggy Wheel......................................................44

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As a kid you hunted for hidden objects in order to complete a puzzle puzzle, or tried to be the first team to find all the items on your list for a school game or party. You loved the challenge and competition. Now as an adult you may find yourself participating in a scavenger hunt as you navigate your way through the grocery store trying to find everything on your list and trying to beat the rush to the checkout. No matter what the task at hand may be, humans seem to be drawn towards a challenge. We love to feel that rush of accomplishment after defeating the task at hand or being recognized for our hard work and completion of a challenging project. In a way, life seems to be one big scavenger hunt. If you’re up for a good challenge in Amish Country, make your way to Berlin this month for the Berlin Barnstorming event. This old time scavenger hunt is fun for all ages as you hunt for little wooden barn cutouts while you shop. Once you find the barn be sure to fill out a form to be entered into a drawing. See pages 2 and 14 for details. Also in this issue, Alpine Hills Museum will be opening its doors this month. If you’re visiting the little village of Sugarcreek and you love brushing up on your history, stop in and check out three floors of Sugarcreek’s Swiss Heritage. You might be surprised at what you learn about the history of Swiss Cheese and early Amish Settlers from Switzerland. Even if you are not a history buff, you may find yourself picking up a few tidbits on the culture of the Village. As the weather begins to warm and grass begins to green once again, you find yourself drawn to the outdoors. You may realize that lawn furniture you have been using for years is just too outdated and maybe not as durable as you thought. Swiss Country Lawn and Crafts may have just what you need to dress up your outdoor space this year. Lux Craft chairs and tables as well as Play Mor swing sets are available in a variety of colors and made to last. Also check out their full line of indoor décor and crafts. Not only are the flowers and landscape starting to wake, but tourist season is beginning to start up again in Amish Country. Take some time to visit your favorite stores and don’t forget to participate in the local festivities.

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

For more information about advertising in Amish Heartland, contact Amanda Nixon, 330-287-1668. PHOTO TAKEN BY CATIE NOYES

ANTIQUES & ART

Walnut Creek Antique Mall .....10

DINING & FOOD

Alpine Hills Museum .................27 Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center ..........................05 Guggisberg Cheese Factory.......19 Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum ................................19 Yoder’s Amish Home .................42

Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant ...................................27 Boyd & Wurthmann ...................42 Brick Towne Tavern....................27 Kauffman’s Country Bakery .....10 Miller’s Bakery ...........................18 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen ..................19 Shisler’s Cheese House ..............05 Troyer’s Home Pantry ................11

BULK FOOD STORES

FURNITURE & WOODWORKING

ATTRACTIONS

Bulk Food Country Store ..........13 Country Salvage Ltd...................13 East Union Bulk Food ...............13 Neighborhood Pantry.................13 Shady View Pantry .....................13

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Audrey’s Attic.............................42 Collectors Decantors & Steins..27 Parsley Pot ...................................05 Sol’s Exchange ............................10 World Crafts................................18

Green Acres Furniture...............29 Homestead Furniture .................29 Jake’s Handcrafted Oak ............42 Ole Mill Furniture ......................10 Troyer Furniture .........................29 Walnut Creek Furniture ............29

LAWN FURNITURE, STORAGE & GAZEBOS Country View Wicker .................11 Kauffman Lawn Furniture ........11

LODGING

Berlin Grande Hotel ..................41 Berlin Village Inn .......................41 Blessings Lodge ..........................41 Blue Bell Inn ...............................40 Cricket Hill Cabins .....................41 Donna’s Premier Lodging .........41 Scenic Hills RV Park ..................11

SHIPPING/PACKAGING

PackShip USA ............................05

SHOPS & SUCH

Berlin Leather and Pets .............19 Gospel Book Store .....................00 The Gospel Shop ........................27 Greenhouse Shoppe ...................05 Kiko’s Greenhous .......................05 Main Street Bears .......................11 Olivesburg General Store..........19 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts.............................09

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When: Saturday, April 27 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; start time may vary from store to store Where: Dowtown Berlin The Berlin Barnstorming event is Holmes County’s version of an old time scavenger hunt. Locate the wooden barn, hidden in different shops throughout downtown Berlin and be entered in a drawing at each store. Drawings will be made at 4 p.m. at the German Village stage. Each participating store will offer a $25 gift card drawing and a grand prize drawing will feature items from each participating store in a large gift basket. See page 14 for more information on the event.

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Visitors' Guide ~ HOLMES COUNTY ~

THE GREENHOUSE SHOPPE

Garden Supplies • Spring Bulbs • Roses Seeds • Onion Sets • Seed Potatoes Vegetable Plants • Herbs • Annuals Perennials • Premium Quality Hanging Baskets Foliage Plants • Trees • Shrubs • Peat Moss Mulches • Arbors • Trellises • Pottery Statuary • Fountains • Wind Chimes & More!

BERLIN: Behalt at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center³ America’s most-exciting cyclorama of Amish & Mennonite history; half-hour tours, bookstore, gifts; NE of Berlin, off US 62 at 5798 CR 77, (330) 893-3192, www.behalt.com; Open Year Round Mon.-Sat. 9-5

ORRVILLE: Shisler’s Cheese House — “The Best Little Cheese House in Wayne County�. Open 7 days 8am - 6pm. Cheese, Smoked Meats, Gourmet Foods, Heggy’s & Coblentz Chocolate.www.cheesehouse.com 55 Kidron Road, (330) 682-2105 DALTON: Kiko’s Greenhouse — Gift shop & area’s largest lawn ornament display, ranging from gargoyles, geese, bird baths, gazing balls, market baskets, animals, perennials. 15579 Lincoln Way West, (330) 832-8698. Call For Hours.

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STORY & PHOTOS BY CATIE NOYES • EDITOR

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hile Berlin may be the center of Amish attractions, you may want to consider venturing east of the village as many other Amish towns and attractions await to satisfy your shopping experience. Set your course east on SR 39 and make your way past the shops of Walnut Creek. Just as the road begins to curve towards the village of Sugarcreek, a small building surrounded by lawn furniture and dĂŠcor attracts your attention. The fresh spring air and sunshine have suddenly put you in the mood to do a little shopping for that landscaping project you have been meaning to start for the summer. So you hang a left and pull into the gravel drive of Swiss Country Lawn and Crafts. 6


dress up your lawn this spring Gazebos, lawn chairs, tables and benches in the sturdiest of vinyls and woods are all on display to inspire that dream backyard you always wanted. As you peruse the large assortment of furniture, you are also intrigued by the home décor just inside the building. You realize you have made the right stop when it comes to updating your household and find yourself picking out a few gifts for loved ones as well. Dwight and Mabel Mast begin the business from their own yard 23 years ago. In 1989, Dwight Mast decided to purchase a small load of lawn furniture to try and sell. After managing to sell the whole load rather quickly, Mast decided this was a business venture he would like to get into. In 1992, the Mast’s began selling items from the crafts side of their business from their garage. The business began to grow rapidly so, in 1995, the Mast’s purchased the current building and moved the business to the location it resides in now.

“Sometimes we are easily overlooked,” said Dwight Mast. “I’ve even had people tell me they never stopped because they thought this was someone’s house.” While the building may look small from the outside, the interior is stock full of the most unique, rustic and even primitive collections of home décor. “Candles are a very popular item for us,” said Mast. Swiss Country Lawn offers a variety of candle collections in the most enchanting of scents as well as flameless timer candles. These battery operated candles flicker and are perfect for places where real candles would not be permitted. Some of the “flames” have become so life-like, it’s almost like having a real candle and timer’s in the candles conserve battery life. “People sometimes call us the candle shop,” joked Mast. Along with candles, Swiss Country Lawn and Crafts carries home décor such as; pictures, shelves, faux floral, rustic and primitive knick-knacks (also good for garden decorating), a few accessories and a small line of indoor furniture. While Mast feels the “crafts” side of the business has been a AMISH HEARTLAND

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very successful one, it is clear to see that Mast’s expertise lies in the lawn furniture side of the business and it’s no secret that it is his favorite. “Our main goal is to sell quality lawn furniture,” said Mast. Swiss Country carries Lux Craft outdoor furniture, which offer a lifetime warranty and Mast feels is one of the best lines out there, as well as Playmor swing sets. Their polyethylene furniture is available in up to 13 different color combinations and is very durable. “People can take the furniture home and expect to use it for years and years.” A new display of their Playmor line features a large locomotive with a variety of activities to keep the young ones busy. The locomotive features a slide, mini-rock climbing wall and full swing set. “Customer service is another main goal,” said Mast. He takes pride in his store being a family owned and operated business. Along with his wife, Mast’s son and four daughters

all play a role in making the store successful. Five other employees make up the staff at Swiss Country and Mast gives his employees a lot of credit for making the store a success. “The girls do a lot of the indoor decorating and know how to show off our products,” said Mast. As the weather begins to break and people begin to get busy with their outdoor projects, the Masts anticipate the start of their busy season. If you’re currently contemplating an outdoor project and are in need of quality furniture, stop in to Swiss Country Lawn and Crafts and get some advice from the helpful and knowledgeable staff. Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts is located at 2131 SR 39 in Sugarcreek. Store hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. They also have a second location at the Holmes County Flea Market. For more information call 330-852-2031 or visit www. swisscountrylawn.com.

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One of the Largest Bakeries in Amish Country Baked Goods Made Fresh Daily

QUALITY BAKING SINCE 1992!

Walnut Creek Antique Mall -11,000-square feet of Antique dealers-

Bakery • Café • Bulk Ice Cream Parlor

(Next to Walnut Creek Water Tower)

“Featuring Grilled Panini Sandwiches”

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5 • Fri. 9-6 • Sat. 9-5 10126707

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4357 US 62, Millersburg Across from Heini’s Cheese in the of Amish Country Open Monday-Saturday Sundays (May-Thanksgiving)

4872 McKinley Place Drive, Walnut Creek (330) 893-4010

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4422 St. Rt. 557 • P.O. Box 53 • Charm, Ohio 44617 

Phone: 330-893-2823 www.olemillfurniture.com Serving Amish Country over 26 years

Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Sat. 9 to 5; Thurs. 9 to 3, Fri. 9 to 8, Sunday closed

Sol’s in Berlin

www.solsinberlin.com

Ohio’s Largest Arts & Crafts Mall An Amish Country ‘Must See’ Since ‘93

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OPEN YEAR ROUND • Closed Sundays 4914 West Main St. • Berlin, OH 44610 • 330.893.3134


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Scenic Hills

Located near shops and dining RV PARK in the Amish Heartland Enjoy peace & quiet of the country lifestyle 4483 TR 367 Millersburg, Ohio 44654

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• Bread • Rolls • Pies • Cakes Cookies Stop By For the Weekly Pie Special! M-F 6-6; Sat. 6-5; Closed Sunday

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East Uniion Bullk Fo F od d has been iin the Schlabach family since 1983 and will be celebrating 30 years of b siness this April. Alfred and his bu s n Jake Schlabach currently run and so m nage the store on East Lincoln ma W y. “My grandpa Christian started Wa t e business and we have kept it th g ing strong in the family ever since,â€? go s id Jake. sa On any given day, you will ďŹ nd the b siness booming with activity and bu a full parking lot as the locals and t urists make their grocery stops. to “A lot of people stop by in the afternoons after school lets out and w are very busy on Saturdays,â€? said we J ke. Ja In 2002 the Schlabach’s added a deli t their business, which has proven to t be the most successful entity for to t e business. “The deli is our biggest th d aw,â€? said Alfred. “It is half our dr b siness.â€? Deli meats are freshly bu s iced as customers place their orders sl at the counter. In 2011, the Schlabach’s continued t grow and introduced an expanded to l ne of bulk food products. Some li o their products include; candies, of b king supplies, cereals, nuts, spices ba and pastas. East Union also has their o n labeled, line of jarred goods ow 12

ssuch as; jams, jellies, pickles and vegetables. While the Schlabach’s business is highly dependant upon their local customer base they have many return customers who travel the area often. “People from out of state visit because they have local ties to the area,� said Alfred. East Union is known for their excellent customer service. “Service has always been our top priority,� said Alfred. You can witness that customer service each day as locals are greeted warmly by Alfred himself. East Union is located at 9089 E. Lincolnway, Orrville; 7 miles east of Wooster, midway between Applecreek Road and Carr Road on East Lincoln Way (old Rt. 30.) Call 3 0-682-2100 to leave a voicemail. 33

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East Union Bulk Food

Bulk Food Country Store

Address: 9089 E. Lincoln Way, Orrville, OH 44667, 7 miles east of Wooster midway between Applecreek Road and Carr Road on East Lincolnway (old Rt. 30) Hours: Mon.- Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Weds., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday; Phone: voicemail only (330) 682-2100 Only cash and checks accepted.

Address: 14396 Dover Road, Dalton, OH 44618 1 mile West of Mt. Eaton on US 250 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open evenings by chance. Closed Sunday. Only cash and good checks accepted

East Union Bulk Food has been in the Schlabach family since 1983 making 2013 our 30th year of business. We added a deli in 2002 which has been very popular and compliments our bulk food line, spices, and jar goods. With continued growth in the business, we built a new expanded store in 2011 to accommodate our customers with better satisfaction, more products, and better service. Service has always been top priority at East Union.

Bulk Food Country Store is a traditional Amish store that has been serving customers for 35 years. Products include: Nature’s Pearl Muscadine Grape Seed and juice, gluten-free mixes & flours, cake filling/icing, pie fillings, black walnuts, local maple syrup, snacks, candies, fudge, jams & jellies, Watkins, Stanley Home products, Fuller Brush products, F.L.P. Aloe Vera, LARGE selection of Tupperware, cookbooks, Dish cloths, Basic H and much more. Stop out and see Mary!

The Neighborhood Pantry

Shady View Pantry

Address: 7212 Ashland Road, Wooster, OH 44691 Just west of Wooster towards Ashland. Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Closed Sunday; Phone: (330) 264-7010 Accepts cash, checks, debit/credit cards

Address: 3556 Zuercher Road, Dalton, OH 44618 Just north of Kidron Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday; Phone: (330) 857-8159 Accepts Cash, checks and credit cards

Open October 2012, Neighborhood Pantry is a great source for your grocery needs. Located just outside Wooster, it is a convenient stop for bulk supplies or your usual milk and bread. Selection of specialty products include: a deli with fresh made sandwiches, Nature’s Blessed frozen food line, Caanan meats, FRESH GROUND PEANUT BUTTER in three flavors; original peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter and almond butter. Neighborhood welcomes travelers and locals alike. Guarenteed to become a regular grocery stop.

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Shady View is a family run business. They have been in business for 7 years and recently open their new location on Labor day last year. Many things stick out regarding this store that makes it a must see on your travels. Specialities include Gluten-Free and organic lines, a large deli for your meat and sandwich needs, local grown produce, frozen vegetables, fruits and locally made baked goods. Orders can be made by phone. Check out this store and you’re sure to enjoy their great service and excellent prices.

Country Salvage Ltd. NAME BRAND DISCOUNT GROCERIES

Pet Food • Paper Products • Cleaning Supplies

Country Salvage Ltd. Discount Grocery Store

Address: 9420 Kidron Road, Applecreek, OH 44606 2 miles south of US 250 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Sunday Cash and Good checks only.

Country Salvage had been serving customers for seven years. Enjoy HUGE savings on hundreds of everyday staple items like cereal, canned fruits, vegetables, soups, candy, snacks, juices, pet supplies, cleaning supplies and much more! Inventory changes daily, so be sure to stop in for the latest in name brands and savings.


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A small group of Berlin Merchants decided there needed to be an event to jump-start the tourist season as well as get the local crowd excited for spring. Dale and Cathy Coe of Harvest Moon joined Zedrick Clark of Nature’s Food Market and Joanne Weaver of Java Jo’s Coffee Bar to begin the first annual Berlin Barnstorming in 2006. “At first they only had six members [stores participating,]” explained Michelle Hysong, Barnstorming coordinator and manager at Orme Hardware. “They were trying to get people into town during the winter months.” The Barnstorming originally took place in March and didn’t receive enough interest to keep it going every year, explained Hysong. In 2008, Cathy Coe took over the event and decided

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to set it for the last weekend in April. Her husband Dale created the 50 plus different barn cutouts that are still in use for the event today. The popularity of the event soon took hold and it began to grow. “Just in the last year we had over 40 businesses participate,” said Hysong. “It’s good for the locals and tourists.” Each store that participates receives a small wooden barn cutout that they can hide anywhere in their store. Every three hours the barn is rotated so that it is more of a challenge to those trying to help out fellow barn seekers. “Kids love helping their parents find the barns,” said Hysong. Once you have found the barn amongst the shelves of homemade goods and gifts, tell the cashier and you will receive a form to fill out.


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Each store collects the forms and puts them in a drawing for a 25 dollar gift card at their store. All names are also entered into a grand prize drawing of a gift basket which contains gifts from each participating store. “If you participate in all the stores, thats 40 chances to win,” said Hysong. Last year 10 people took on the challenge and successfully found the barn in all 40 stores. One of these challenge seekers was also the lucky winner of the grand prize drawing. While it is not possible to win the gift card drawing at more than one store, it is however, possible to win a store gift card and the grand prize basket, explained Hysong. The Scavenger hunt will take place Saturday, April 28 beginning around 8 a.m. for most stores (hours may vary

from store to store) and continue until 4 p.m. At this time participants can meet at the German Village Stage for the drawing. Don’t worry, if you are not present during the drawing you can still receive your prize. “Winners have been local and as far away as Nevada and Ontario, Canada,” said Hysong. The event has been so well received in the area that more and more businesses are participating. Although it is her first year as coordinator, Hysong is excited to be a part of this event and thinks it is great for the community. If you’re up for the challenge, plan a visit to Amish Country and don’t just hunt for some great bargains, join in the fun and participate in an old time scavenger hunt for all ages. For more information, contact Michelle Hysong at 330-893-2812.

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April Hope Weekly Livestock Auction 3, 10, Mt. When: 11:30 a.m. Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope 17 & Where: Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and 24 round. buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

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Wooster Rotary Club Antique & Collectible Auction

When: Auction begins Fri., 2 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. Where: Wooster High School Wooster Rotary’s largest fundraiser with thousands of consigned items. Registration and viewing beings 2 hours prior. For more information call 330264-1420 or visit www.woosterrotary.org.

Machinery Sale

When: 9 a.m. Where: Kidron Auction Call 330-857-3431 for more information

The Wooster Jam! Festival of Music and Art

When: noon-11 p.m. Where: Wayne County Fairgrounds The Wooster Jam is an end-of-semester celebration of music and the arts that thrive both on and off The College of Wooster campus, consisting of an array of individual artists and ensembles from a myriad of art forms and media. The gathering will take place at the historic Wayne County Fairgrounds on April 13, using several distinct and non-traditional venues. One may hear an A Capella ensemble, the Ohio Light Opera, the Cedar Valley Cloggers and the best rock music on campus – all at different venues simultaneously. The Jam is a unique fusion of language art sound motion music and interactivity. For more information call 216-347-3499 or visit www.woosterjam.com.

WE (Wooster Ethnic) Fair

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Wayne County Fairgrounds See the world in just one day. Free family entertainment and food. For more information call 330-464-6305. 16


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Leisure Birding with the Greater Mohican Audubon Society

When: 9:00 a.m. Where: Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum Free program-birders of all skill levels welcome. For more information call 330464-2148 or visit www.secrest.osu.edu.

Back Porch Swing Band Concert

When: 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot If you’re looking for a band with a swingin’ rhythm and an old timey flavor, look no farther. The Back Porch Swing Band combines talents of 5 notable musicians responsible for the tapping of thousands of feet across Ohio for the last 15 years. The band specializes in Western Swing but plays musical styles from Appalachian, Blues, Old Country, and Folk to Swing music from the ‘20’s, ‘30’s, ‘40‘s. The hot fiddle playing of Adam Jackson keeps your feet moving. Kris Geis adds great lead and harmony vocals. Dave Irwin swings on his upright bass and contributes an occasional vocal. The “man with the thousand tunes,” Pete Shew, is also on lead and harmony vocals and the guitar. Several musicians fill the role of our 5th member—on keyboard, mandolin, steel guitar, clarinet, or saxophone. For more information call 877-359-5235 or visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

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Where: Keim Lumber; 5060 SR 557, Charm You won’t want to miss Keim Lumber’s 2013 anniversary celebration. Enjoy incredible deals and prizes! You could win the Grand Prize of a $10,000 gift card to the store! If you are planning on purchasing doors, windows, cabinetry, flooring, etc...bring your measurements in now and beat the crowd! Then, save big during our sale! For more information call 330-893-2251 or visit www. keimlumber.com.

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Earth Day Celebration

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot Earth Day at TWC is a way for you and your family to do your part helping our environment and celebrating our Earth. This year’s Earth Day Celebration at TWC has many opportunities for you to participate! A full day of celebrating the great outdoors! For more information call 877-359-5235 or visit www. wildernesscenter.org.

Laughs & Gasps! A Springtime Spectacular

When: 7 p.m. Where: Amish Country Theater, 3149 39, Walnut Creek Belly Laughs and Bowling Balls! A Springtime Spectacular: It’s two affordable, family-friendly shows in one! Get ready to hold your breath as you witness Lance Weirick, gravity-defying juggler, as he hurls heavy and hazardous objects high above his head, all while perched precariously atop an 8-foot ladder! Prepare to be charmed by hilarious world-class ventriloquist Ken Groves and his crazy cast of characters who have wowed packed audiences from Las Vegas to Japan and everywhere in between. Visit www.amishcountrytheater.com to order tickets today or call 1-888-988-show. AMISH HEARTLAND

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Center Ballet Presents : “Peter and the Wolf & 20- Wayne Other Dances” 21

When: Sat., 7 p.m. , Sun., 2 p.m. Where: Wooster High School This spring ballet performance inspired by the tale of Peter and the Wolf. For more information call 330-264-2787 or visit www.wayneartscenter.org.

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When:Doors open a 6:15 p.m.; Fri., matinee doors open at 12:15 p.m. Where: Amish Door Restaurant; 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot; The Big Bopper’s Back! Murphy’s Diner is rockin’ around the clock in this ALL-NEW, outrageous, feel-good musical from the creators of last year’s sellout “Doo Wops and Beauty Shops.” For more information call 888-264-7436 or visit www.amishdoor.com.

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Berlin Barnstorming

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; start time may vary from store to store Where: Downtown Berlin 9th Annual Berlin Barnstorming event is Holmes County’s version of a scavenger hunt. Find small wooden barns hidden in each of 40 different stores and be entered in a drawing for a gift card to the store as well as a grand prize. Drawing starts at 4 p.m. in German Village. For more information call 330-8932812.

27- Wayne County Home and Garden Show 28 Native Plant Sale & Gardening Seminars When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Wayne County Fairgrounds Over 200 exhibits for your home and garden.

When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot Join us to learn about native plants in your garden. Purchase hard to find native plants. For more information call 877-359-5235 or visit www.wildernesscenter. org

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1 Alpine Hills Historical Museum 106 West Main St., Sugarcreek (40.503017º -81.641373º)

4 Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant 115 Andreas Drive NE., Sugarcreek (40.499299º -81.635022º)

12Boyd & Wurthmann

5 Behalt/ Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

31 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum

5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5671534º -81.7815958º)

4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

29 Guggisberg Cheese

56 Yoder’s Amish Home

5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm) (40.5246103º -81.8043815º)

6050 Ohio 515, Milersburg (40.5753226º -81.7126356º)

14 Broad Run Cheese House

39 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

6011 Old 39 NW, Dover (40.510957º -81.573298º)

8101 SR 241, Fredericksburg (40.6241479º -81.7915683º)

34 Kauffman’s

48 Shisler’s Cheese House

Country Bakery

55 Kidron Rd., Orrville (40.796565º -81.746371º)

4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5738493º -81.781379º)

13 Brick Towne Tavern

38 Miller’s Bakery

980 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.499299º -81.635022º)

4280 TR 356, Millersburg (40.5308237º -81.8118837º)

7 Berlin Grande Hotel

11 Blue Bell Inn

30 Guggisberg Swiss Inn

4787 TR 336, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5594623º -81.8910436º)

47 N. Crawford St., Millersburg (40.554835º -81.914931º)

5025 SR 557, Millersburg (40.5229551º -81.8039052º)

9 Berlin Village Inn

21 Cricket Hill Cabins

46 Scenic Hills RV Park

5135 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5597161º -81.80692º)

5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

4483 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

10 Blessings Lodge

22 Donna’s Premiere

49 Sojourner's Lodge & Log

53 Troyer’s Home Pantry

5174 TR 359, Millersburg (40.5644642º -81.8078983º)

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Lodging 5523 East Strees, Berlin (40.560806º -81.795587º)

668 W. Main St., Apple Creek (40.7554854º -81.8442625º)

Cabin Suites 2156 Durstine Rd., Dundee (40.6679637º -81.6913663º)


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26 Gospel Shop, The

43 Packship USA

3239 SR 39, Walnut Creek (40.5451448º -81.7386129º)

112 East Main St., Sugarcreek (40.502816º -81.640546º)

1347 N. Main St., Orrville (40.856341º -81.764703º)

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27 Green Acres Furniture

147 N. Main St., Orrville (40.841048º -81.764447º)

7412 Massillon Rd., Navarre (40.561738º -81.799496º)

6 Berlin Furniture 5044 CR 120, Millersburg (40.556679º -81.832382º)

8 Berlin Leather & Pets 4774 US Route 62, Millersburg (40.5613792º -81.7939588º)

16 Carriage House 3213 SR 39, between Walnut Creek and Berlin (40.5450908º -81.7383975º)

17 Charm Harness & Boot 4432 CR 70, Charm (40.506574º -81.784203º)

18 Collectors, Decanters & Steins 119 East Main St., Sugarcreek (40.502761º -81.640391º)

20 Country View Wicker 2701 SR 557, Baltic (40.841048º -81.764447º)

24 Four Corners Furniture 7000 TR 652, Millersburg (40.599304º -81.761186º)

44 Parsley Pot 697 CR 1302, Ashland (40.8768762º -82.2596821º)

28 Greenhouse Shoppe

45 Pine Cone Gift Shop

3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.845332º -81.928461º)

2877 Kidron Rd., Kidron (40.7653453º -81.7452453º)

32 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope (40.6268459º -81.784219º)

33 Jake's Handcrafted Oak 8239 TR 562, Holmesville (40.659197º -81.918054º)

35 Kauffman Lawn Furniture 4540 US 62, Millersburg (40.5690155º -81.7849802º)

36 Kiko’s Greenhous 15579 Lincoln Way West, Dalton (40.798646º -81.646774º)

37 Main Street Bears

50 Sol’s Exchange 4914 W. Main St., Berlin (40.5617104º -81.7991439º)

51 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek (40.5172712º -81.6999655º)

52 Troyer’s Furniture 985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.5110001º -81.6529587º)

54 Walnut Creek Antique Mall

225 N. Main St., Navarre (40.7225129º -81.5224304º)

4872 McKinley Place Dr., Walnut Creek (40.5404832º -81.7202957º)

41 Ole Mill Furniture

55 Walnut Creek Furniture

4422 SR 557, Millersburg (40.505882º -81.78427º)

42 Olivesburg General Store 4778 SR 545, Ashland (40.855888º -82.318932º)

3473 Ohio 39, Walnut Creek (40.5463267º -81.7477899º)

56 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron (40.7412134º -81.7450194º)

25 Gospel Book Store 4925 West Main Street (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

BULK FOODS 15 Bulk Food Country Store

23 East Union Bulk Food

47 Shady View Pantry

14396 Dover Rd., Dalton (40.705216º -81.725832º)

9089 E. Lincoln Way, Orrville (40.795719º -81.812794º)

3556 Zuercher Rd., Dalton (40.756674º -81.731576º)

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40 Neighborhood Pantry

9420 Kidron Rd., Apple Creek (40.68447º -81.74348º)

7212 Ashland Rd., Wooster (40.824947º -81.063804º)

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12 Boyd & Wurthmann 4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

29 Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm) (40.5246103º -81.8043815º)

34 Kauffman’s Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5738493º -81.781379º)

31 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum 4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

38 Miller’s Bakery 4280 TR 356, Millersburg (40.5308237º -81.8118837º)

9 Berlin Village Inn

21 Cricket Hill Cabins

30 Guggisberg Swiss Inn

5135 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5597161º -81.80692º)

5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

5025 SR 557, Millersburg (40.5229551º -81.8039052º)

10 Blessings Lodge

22 Donna’s Premiere

46 Scenic Hills RV Park

5174 TR 359, Millersburg (40.5644642º -81.8078983º)

Lodging 5523 East Strees, Berlin (40.560806º -81.795587º)

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41 Ole Mill Furniture

5044 CR 120, Millersburg (40.556679º -81.832382º)

4422 SR 557, Millersburg (40.505882º -81.78427º)

8 Berlin Leather & Pets

50 Sol’s Exchange

4774 US Route 62, Millersburg (40.5613792º -81.7939588º)

4914 W. Main St., Berlin (40.5617104º -81.7991439º)

4642 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

25 Gospel Book Store 4925 West Main Street (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

35 Kauffman Lawn Furniture 4540 US 62, Millersburg (40.5690155º -81.7849802º) AMISH HEARTLAND

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4 Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant 115 Andreas Drive NE., Sugarcreek (40.499299º -81.635022º)

18 Collectors, Decanters & Steins 119 East Main St., Sugarcreek (40.502761º -81.640391º)

1 Alpine Hills Historical Museum 106 West Main St., Sugarcreek (40.503017º -81.641373º)

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13 Brick Towne Tavern 980 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.499299º -81.635022º)

26 Gospel Shop, The 112 East Main St., Sugarcreek (40.502816º -81.640546º)


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Muffin Burgers Ingredients: *1 1/2 lb. hamburger, lean *1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs *1 tsp. Dry mustard *1 cup applesauce

Directions: 1. Combine the meat, bread crumbs, onion, and mustard. Add the applesauce and mix thoroughly. Let stand until the applesauce has moistened the ingredients. 2. Divide into 12 equal parts and pack into ungreased muffin tins. 3. Bake for 350째 for 30 minutes.

Calico Beans Ingredients: *1 lb. hamburger *5 strips bacon, chopped *1 large onion, chopped *1/2 cup catsup *3/4 cup brown sugar *1 tblsp. prepared mustard *1 tblsp. vinegar *1 15-oz. can baked beans *1 15-oz. can kidney beans *1 1-oz. can buttered beans

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experience,â€? said Lowell. “Everyone did their part and the museum grew from there.â€? In order to truly capture the history of the community, committee members began spreading the word that they were in need of donations. They were looking for artifacts true to the area, family heirlooms that were just taking up space in people houses, anything that would truly showcase the heritage and growth of the community. “Donations began coming in and are still coming in today,â€? said Younger. “People are surprised with what is actually on the [3] oors,â€? said Younger. To begin their visit, guests are seated in a mini-theater were they can watch a 12 minute informational video on the early origins of Sugarcreek. The

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