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The Calling

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In this second book in the series, Suzanne Woods Fisher brings back some of our favorite characters. The story opens with Bethany finding a trunk full of skeletons (literally) in the basement of the Sisters’ House. A theme of “skeletons in the closet” is unfurled throughout the book. Many characters are forced to face their own skeletons as things from their past surface. A new guest arrives at Eagle Hill and it seems as if God may have personally hand-picked her. Geena is a recently displaced youth pastor looking for some peace and quiet to decide what is God’s next step for her. Eagle Inn seems to provide this much needed relaxation and possibly even more. Rose’s family continues to pursue the simple life in the midst of an ever changing world. Tobe, the prodigal son, returns with a whirlwind of mystery and shame. Bethany’s heart mends from her recent break up with Jake Hertzler and we cannot forget the wonderful “Mrs. Miracle” letters that Mim is responding to secretly. She has recently accepted an offer for her letters to be published in the local newspaper. Jimmy Fisher continues to pursue the reluctant Bethany, confusing her heart and mind. Sylvia, one of the ancient sisters, gives profound advice that each

individual character struggles with in this edition: “You mustn’t blame yourself or look back - not any longer than it takes to learn what you must learn. After that, let it go. The past is past.” While reading this story, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own struggles and coming to grips with them in order to move forward. Fisher has done an excellent job developing this story and delivering de eliivering n a ggreat reeat cconclusion. onclu cllusio usion. n. I llook ook oo k forward forw fo rwar ard to the ar the he third thi hird rd installment, iins n ta ns tall llme me ent nt,, “The “The h Revealing,” Reve Re veal ve a in al ing, g,”” sc g, sscheduled heedu duleed to ccome omee om out in July Jul ulyy 2014. 2014 20 144.


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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Sweet Treats: at Troyer’s Homemade Chocolates.......................................................... 06 Explore Wayne County: The J.M. Smucker Store; Lehman’s; P. Graham Dunn; The Cat’s Meow Village.................................................... 11 Furniture Heartland: Shaker Furniture............ 26 Becoming Amish: So you think you want to become Amish?................................................. 30

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

ABOVE PHOTO AND COVER PHOTO BY CATIE NOYES

Amish Heartland SPECTRUM Publications

IN EVERY ISSUE

Book Review: The Calling ................................... 00 Editorial ...................................................................... 02 Recipes ................................................................28 Patchwork Quilt Contest....................................... 42 Buggy Wheel......................................................44

OFFICE Spectrum Publications • 212 E. Liberty St. • Wooster, OH 44691 • 330-264-1125 amishinfo@spectrumpubs.com www.amish-heartland.com Publisher Andrew S. Dix • Ad Director Rhonda Geer • Spectrum Sales/Marketing Director Amanda Nixon, 330-264-1125 (Ext.2221) • Sales Melissa McDonald, 330-287-1668; Donna Tomak, 330-264-1125 (Ext. 2210); Kriss Ott, 330-264-1125 (Ext.2277); Michele Pratt, 330-287-1628 Editor Catie Noyes

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Amish Heartland is published 12 times a year, with 32,000 copies distributed throughout Ohio and adjacent states with each printing. Subscriptions are available for $25/yr. or $40/two-yr., payable in advance. To subscribe, send payment to the above address. AMISH HEARTLAND

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o you think you want to become Amish? The Amish Heartland staff often receives letters from our readers or travelers who stumble across our magazine, who want to know how they can become Amish. After their visit to Amish country they are entranced by the beautiful countryside and the simple ways of the people. In this edition of Amish Heartland we address the topic of becoming Amish. For those of you who have asked or contemplated this idea, here is your opportunity to find out how. Who doesn’t love a nice homemade chocolate or candy? The sisters of Troyer’s Homemade Candies have perfected the art of candy making and have found their chocolates and candies traveling far and wide. The J.M. Smucker Company store is one of the sweetest stops you will make on your tour of Wayne County. What started as homemade Apple Butter being sold from a horse drawn-wagon in Orrville, has turned into a full scale production of the finest jams, jellies and fruit spreads sold all over the world. A trip to P. Graham Dunn in Dalton can be very up lifting. Best known for its inspirational phrases and scripture scrolled across beautiful paintings and photographs of landscapes, animals and designs on wooden plaques, P. Graham Dunn is the perfect gift stop. See the whole production process from large viewing windows that overlook the factory. Lehman’s in Kidron is where modern meets simplicity. Formed on the principle of providing products to the surrounding Amish community, Lehman’s continues to sell authentic, man-powered items that fuel the simple living. A trip to Lehman’s is like a trip to the past. Finally, conclude your Wayne County tour with a stop at The Cat’s Meow Village. These iconic wood cutouts have been made into popular buildings and landmarks and are stamped with the signature black cat. Find out how you can have your own personalized Cat’s Meow keepsake. As our magazine continues to grow, we want to reach out to our readers to find out what you are interested in learning more about. Do you have questions about the Amish way of life that we have not yet covered? Send them in to Amish Heartland for a chance to be featured in our new Plain & Simple column. See page 36 for details. The response from our readers so far has been great, with many of you playing our buggy wheel contest and sending in your thoughts on what you like about our magazine. We appreciate any feedback in order to make our magazine more enjoyable for you, our readers!

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

For more information about advertising in Amish Heartland, contact Amanda Nixon, 330-264-1125. PHOTO BY CATIE NOYES

ANTIQUES & ART

Walnut Creek Antique Mall .....34

ATTRACTIONS

Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center ..........................05 Guggisberg Cheese Factory.......34 Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum ...................... 34 & 45

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Country Craft Cupboard ...........45 Parsley Pot ...................................05 Sol’s Exchange ............................37 World Crafts................................10

BULK FOOD STORES

Bulk Food Country Store ..........37

DINING & FOOD

Boyd & Wurthmann ...................39 Kauffman’s Country Bakery .....05 Miller’s Bakery ...........................10 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen ..................10 Shisler’s Cheese House ..............05 Troyer’s Home Pantry ................34

FURNITURE & WOODWORKING

Green Acres Furniture...............27 Homestead Furniture .................27 Jake’s Handcrafted Oak ............39 Troyer Furniture .........................27 Walnut Creek Furniture ............27

LAWN FURNITURE, STORAGE & GAZEBOS

LODGING

Berlin Grande Hotel ..................41 Berlin Village Inn .......................41 Donna’s Premier Lodging .........41 Scenic Hills RV Park ..................34

SHIPPING/PACKAGING

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

SHOPS & SUCH

Berlin Leather & Pets ................05 Lone Star Quilt Shop .................45 Main Street Bears .......................10 Miller’s Dry Goods.....................45 Olivesburg General Store..........10

Kauffman Lawn Furniture ........10

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598 N. Market St., Shreve A full day of events centering around the annual start of birding in the Killbuck Marsh Area in Shreve. Six workshops: • “A Man, A Bird and Black RIver Audubon” by Chuck Jakubchak, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist • “Birding Ohio’s North Coast” by Jim McCormac • “Birding by Habitat” by Cheryl Harner • “Learn the Magic of Birdsong” by Lisa Rainsong • “The Ohio Winter Bird Atlas: a first in Ohio and a first for the nation” by Kimberly Kaufman. • ”World Patterns of Bird Migration” by Kenn Kaufman Special children’s educational activities: • Dip-Net for Marsh Creatures • Wright Marsh - storywalk Family Activity Center, Exploration Center and a Birder’s Market Place. $15 admission, $20 per family, includes events and all 6 workshops. For more information call 330-567-2342 or visit www.shrevemigration.org. 4


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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

Bakery • Café • Bulk Ice Cream Parlor

“Featuring Grilled Panini Sandwiches” 330.893.2129

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

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high value items; you shop ... we’ll ship; (330) 682-PACK (7225). www.packshipusa.com 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

East of Ashland, Ohio at 697 Co. Rd., 1302 HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 12-5 CLOSED Monday Call for directions. All major credit cards accepted (look for tourist activity signs)

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he strong tradition of entrepreneurship in the Troyer family is evident with all of the siblings owning or helping run their own business at some point during their lives. Lydia Troyer currently owns and operates Troyer’s Homemade Candies in Millersburg, with help from her niece Rachel and help from the neighbor girls with candy making through Christmas. Their products can be found at stores throughout the area including Troyers Home Pantry in Apple Creek where their crunchy butter puffs are flying off the shelves. The candies are made with white, dark and regular chocolate. Lydia Troyer and her team use a tool made from wire called a float to dip the candy balls for truffles. This technique was developed to help save time and was much more efficient than the previous method of taking the ball, placing it on a curved fork and dipping them one at a time. The top sellers for Troyer’s Homemade Candies are the truffles, the turtle bars, cashew 6


I always use real butter for our products. The candy we make has no wax or paraffin added and you can really see and taste the difference in the chocolate.

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crunch clusters, crunchy butter puffs, buckeyes and ritzy’s. “I always use real butter for our products,” said Lydia Troyer. “The candy we make has no wax or paraffin added and you can really see and taste the difference in the chocolate.” The biggest improvement over the past 54 years was moving to the space they are currently working out of. Built in 2008, it gives Lydia and her sister Esther, who sometimes helps out at the store, the ability to see and take care of more customers each day. “We have made so many friends through our business,” said Troyer. “The furthest that Troyer’s Homemade Candies have ever traveled was to Germany. We now have bus tours that

come through and the guests can come in and dip their own candy to take home with them.” Troyer’s Homemade Candies also ships to Tappenish, Washington where it is distributed through a wholesaler. This Easter, Troyer’s Homemade Candies will have chocolate bunnies, chocolate chicks and eggs. All of the candies are made by hand with techniques that were put into practice long ago. “The business started out as a hobby for my mom,” said Troyer. “When she was 12 years old she would take care of her brothers and sisters and when her mother left for several hours or a whole day, she would be allowed to make a batch of candy.” AMISH HEARTLAND

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Every Christmas Lydia’s mother (Anna B. Troyer) and grandmother would make candy for the family to eat. When Anna and her husband Daniel (known as Rudy Dan) bought their first farm in the spring of 1960, Anna was trying to think of something to do to make more money to help out with the family’s expenses. There was a milk check coming in that was big enough to cover the farm payments, but not enough extra money to pay for the groceries to feed the family. There was canned food in the basement, but at that time they had 8 children to feed. The family got together and decided that they could make candy to sell if someone would do the selling. Anna sent a note to school with her children to see if the school principal would be okay with the children selling candy to their classmates. The rest, as they say, is history. Anna went to the store and bought $20 worth of supplies, which she used up. She made caramels and rocky road squares with each piece wrapped separately. The school children bought it and thought 8


it was very good, so they began selling more and more and finally decided to take orders because they were selling so much. In 1970, Troyer’s Homemade Candies made over 900 pounds of candy from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Since then the business has continued to grow steadily, with their record year in 1980, making 1,800 pounds of candy. This past year, they made around 1,000 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas and Lydia is hoping to make even more in 2014. “I grew up with the business,” Troyer said. “I enjoy talking with the customers and seeing people come back each year.” Since Anna’s passing in October of 2012, the candies and the memories have continued with Lydia. There is a Troyer’s Homemade Candy Cookbook

available because the family has always enjoyed sharing their recipes and makes no secret of the ingredients used to make the delicious items that line the shelves. Visitors will enjoy talking to and learning from Lydia just as much as they will enjoy sampling a taste of chocolate while they are at the store. This spring there are at least 15 bus tours scheduled to stop by for a visit. Troyer’s Homemade Candies is located at 8888 Township Road 559 in Millersburg. You can request a candy price list and anyone wishing to purchase a cookbook may send their address, along with $8 to cover shipping and handling. Candy prices vary depending on the quantity being purchased. Stop in the store or call 330-988-8947 to leave a message for more information. AMISH HEARTLAND

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Fairly Traded Handicrafts from 35 Developing Countries • Home Decor • Wedding Gifts • Scarves • Jewelry • Cards • Coffee • Teas • Chocolate Kidron, OH 330-857-0590 Lehman’s Mercantile behind Lehman’s Hardware www.worldcraftsfairtrade.com 10228764

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portal to the past, Lehman’s sells products that help you get back to simplicity. You could spend hours wandering the many rooms of Lehman’s and learning a little about the past and even the present culture that surrounds Kidron.

Lehman’s was founded by Jay Lehman in 1955 to better serve the Amish - who believe in simple living without electricity or other modern conveniences. He feared that one day, the modern world would take over and the Amish would not be able to maintain their simple ways of living. His goal was to preserve these authentic, old fashioned products and continue to produce them for those seeking a simpler way of life. Today, Lehman’s continues to carry authentic, hand-powered kitchen appliances, oil lamps, gas refrigerators, wood burning stoves and a variety of other unique items. Each room within the giant store has a purpose whether it’s gardening, lighting, hardware, house-wares and even a toy land for the children. Lehm Le h an hm an’s ’s products pro p rodu duct du c s are ct are not n t only no on nly Lehman’s e jo en joye yed d by the thee surrounding ssur u ro ur roun undi d ng Amish di Ami A miish s enjoyed comm co mm mun nit ityy but, but, by by those t os th oe community l ok lo kin ingg to live liv i e a simpler simp si mple lerr looking

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he story of P. Graham Dunn begins with Peter Dunn and his wife LeAnna. In 1972, as newlyweds, the couple began a mission for runaway girls in New York. To keep the girls off the streets and out of trouble, Peter and LeAnna put them to work on small woodworking projects carving plaques and gifts, and selling them at local outdoor markets.

Once the mission was complete, Peter and LeAnna returned to Dalton, Ohio, to LeAnna’s family farm. During the day Peter built silos for area farmers but at night Peter kept up with his woodworking projects with some of the tools he brought back with him from New York. LeAnna would sell the pieces during the day and keep up the book work for Peter’s small woodworking business. In 1977, Peter received an order for his wood crafts so large that he was able to devote all his time and energies into his woodworking business and leave the silo building business. Initially, Peter and LeAnna began selling products from an old chicken coop on the 14

farm but eventually out grew it. In early 2008, construction was finished on the 140,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and retail store that sits along the historic Lincoln Highway today. P. Graham Dunn sells their products to 40 different countries around the world and sells their goods through many independent dealers and retail chains throughout the U.S. As you enter the retail store, you are greeted by the most “awe-inspiring” lobby and seating area complete with two handsome stair cases that meet on the second floor of the retail store. Just behind the stair case and all throughout the second-floor store, large windows look out over the manufacturing facility where you can watch the products come to life on your own little tour while you shop. (Guided tours can be requested.) The 20,000 sq. ft. gallery displays every piece that P. Graham Dunn makes from mounted pictures, to frames and wood carvings each with a short scripture carved or painted on them. Custom laser engraving can be done to almost any piece to make that perfect gift or souvenir. P. Graham Dunn also sells Pandora, Vera Bradley and an assortment of P. Graham Dunn continued on page 38


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he iconic black cat makes its appearance on hundreds of little wooden cutouts of homes, buildings and even landmarks all over the world. It’s that black cat stamped on to every piece that lets you know that you have an authentic Cat’s Meow piece.

Faline Jones created the Cat’s Meow from the basement of her home in the fall of 1982. “I’ve always done crafty things to make money,” said Faline. She saw a little wooden house in a store that she sold her crafts to and began envisioning creating little villages of her own. She started out with 12 original designs that she sold at local Wooster stores but it didn’t take long for these little wooden creations to reach popularity nationwide. With demand for her product growing, Faline knew she would be needing a larger facility than her home basement to keep up with the requests. Three buildings later, the Cat’s Meow company can now be found off of Old Lincoln Way in Wooster. Faline’s first set of wooden creations was just an imaginary village of her own creation. As she traveled the world, she would take pictures of iconic buildings and different architectural styles that

she would woul wo uld ul d later late la terr use u e to incorporate us inc n or orpo pora rate she into her special collections such as her Halloween and North Pole collections. Faline’s recreation of iconic buildings and landmarks throughout the U.S. are very popular among consumers. Cat’s Meow pieces make perfect keepsakes and souvenirs of places traveled. National and International collections are favored by the world travelers or those inspired by other countries. Her state collection, released in 2000, is comprised of all 50 states and painted with their signature trademarks. Other unique pieces include the Historic Trails and Waterways of America collection featuring: historic Route 66, the Boston Freedom Trail, the Jersey Shore Map, Lewis and Clark Trail and much more. Each year, Faline unveils new pieces to add to her village collections. Faline also selects a charity each year to design a Cat’s Meow tree for. Last year she chose chos ch osee Cystic Cyst Cy stic ic Fibrosis F she and created a tree with purple ribbons. tr tree A All the proceeds f from the piece are donated to the charity. Faline has supported Breast Cancer Charities, Down S y n d r o m e Cat’s Meow continued on page 39 AMISH HEARTLAND

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March 1-31

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

When: Call for reservations Where: Amish Country Riding Stables, 5025 SR 557, Millersburg Enjoy an authentic horse-drawn sleigh ride, weather permitting. Afterwards, warm up in front of the fire with freshly popped popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate. If it is not snowing, try a horseback ride. Call 330-893-3600 to make a reservation or visit www.amishcountryridingstables.com.

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When: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Where: Malabar Farm State Park, 4050 Broomfield Rd., Lucas 38th annual Maple Syrup Festival. Free admission. Great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar State Park. Demonstrations, samples, entertainment. For more information call 419-892-2784 or visit www. malabarfarm.org.

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Wayne County Junior High School Art Exhibit

When: Daily Where: Wayne Center for the Arts Exhibit of the best of Wayne County’s Junior High School artists. For more information call 330-264-2787 or visit www.wayneartscenter.org.

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Wilderness Walk

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Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale

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Geology Series: Ohio Geology

When: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Where: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue, Wilmot Join a naturalist on the first Wednesday of every month for a walk on our trails. See what’s interesting today! For more information call 1-877-3595235 or visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

When: Fri, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sat, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Book Cellar, 304 N. Market St., Wooster Friends of the Library of Wayne County is sponsoring a book sale. Thousands of books are available, many in mint condition. On Market Street in Wooster. “Book Cellar” - basement of Operations Center (former Wayne County Public Library.) For more information call 330264-8137.

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue, Wilmot Naturalist Lynda Price will use maps, lots of rocks, and power point programs to explore the exciting world of geology! Classes are geared

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for adults, but may be appropriate for interested youth age 11 and up, however, the information will be presented at an adult level. Registration is suggested so we can contact you if hazardous weather conditions cancel the program. Sponsored by the TWC Geology Club. For more information call 1-877-359-5235 or visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

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The McKameys & The Inspirations

Where: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. When: Fisher Auditorium, Gosple concert sponsored by the Gospel Book Store in Berlin. For more information and to purchase tickets call 330-893-2523.

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When: Sat & Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: See website for tour stops Driving tour of Amish sugar houses. Maple syrup is Ohio’s first harvest of the year and the sweetest. Sugar houses across Ohio open their doors and invite visitors to see first hand how pure maple syrup is made. Includes 48 stops in 22 counties across Ohio, plus 2 in Pennsylvania. For more information and a complete list of stops call 440-834-1415 or visit www. ohiomaple.org/maple-madness.

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Fly Fishing Club

Where: Berlin Farmstead Restaurant, 4757 Twp. Rd 366, Berlin Cook-a-doodle-who? Help us give our Rooster (the 5-foot high cement rooster that sits in front of the restaurant) a good name! Winner will recieve a free meal at the Farmstead Restaurant. Be creative! Visit www. dhgroup.com for more information or call 330-893-4600.

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and 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 begins 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.

When: 7-8 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue, Wilmot Free. For more information call 1-877-359-5235 or visit www. wildernesscenter.org.

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St. Patrick’s Day at Richland Carrousel Park

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Richland Carrousel Park, 75 N. Main St., Mansfield Holiday celebration. Wear your green! Rides are 75 cents each. Enjoy hot dogs cooked to perfection by Chef Lucille. For more information call 419522-4223 or visit www.richlandcarrousel.com

Bird Walk

When: 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Where: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue, Wilmot Join the Birders Club for a walk to look for birds. All ages. For more information call 1-877-359-5235 or visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

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Canaan Township Fire Department/Harry H. Hawk Day Benefit When: 8:30 a.m. Where: United Producers Livestock Sales, 256 S. Main St., Creston Benefit for the Canaan Township Fire Department.

Voices from the Past: “Bobby Horton, Music of the Civil War”

When: 2 p.m. Where: Wayne County Historical Society, 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Bobby Horton will join us for a unique musical performance of music from the Civil War. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Horton has held a lifelong passion for music. He is a full time musician, composer, producer and music historian who tirelessly travels the nation teaching history through music. Tickets available at the Historical Society or the Wooster Book Company. 330264-8856 www.waynehistoricalohio.org

“Music from the Heart” Benefit Concert

When: 7 p.m. Where: Scheide Music Center, College of Wooster, 525 E. University St., Wooster Benefit concert for local charity, People to People, by local health care professionals. For more information call 330-264-1828 or visit www.ptpm. net.

17 +DSS\6W3DWULFNjV'D\ 19 Dormant Pruning Workshop

When: 8 a.m. Where: Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster This workshop focuses on young trees and shrubs and is designed to address the needs of both homeowners and commercial landscapers; preregistration. For more information call 330-464-2148 or visit http://secrest. osu.edu.

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Music on Market: “Sonnenberg Station”

When: 7 p.m. Where: Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St. From Kidron, Ohio, this choral ensemble blends harmonies from Gregorian Chants to Neil Young. Free-will offering collected. For more information call 330-262-5641 or visit www.woosterumc.org.

20 )LUVW'D\RI6SULQJ Wilderness Walk

When: 2-3 p.m. Where: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Avenue, Wilmot Join a naturalist on the third Thursday of every month for a walk on our trails. See what’s interesting today! For more information call 1-877-3595235 or visit www.wildernesscenter.org.

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When: Daily Where: Looney Gallery, Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster An exhibit and sale of ceramics by artists. For more information call 330264-2787 or visit www.wayneartscenter.org.

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Shreve Migration Sensation

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton Over 450 dealer tables. Trains and toys for sale, running layouts, all gauges, plus farm, NASCAR and vintage toys for sale. $5 admission, children 12 and under free; food available and free parking. For more information call 330-262-7488 or visit www.cjtrains.com.

When: Fri, 5-9 p.m. and Sat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre, 50 Riffel Rd., Wooster Juried arts and crafts show with over 125 booths of handmade items, free admission and lunch available. Sponsored by the Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild. For more information call 330-345-5962 or visit www. greenbriarwooster.com.

When: 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Where: Shreve Elementary School, 598 N. Market St., Shreve Full day of events centering around the annual start of birding in the Killbuck Marsh Area in Shreve. Guest speakers, workshops, vendor hall and special children’s educational activities. $15 admission, $20 per family, includes events and all 6 workshops. For more information call 330-5672342 or visit www.shreveohio.com.


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6 Behalt/ Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

28 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum

106 West Main St., Sugarcreek (40.562007º -81.807211º)

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

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

3 Amish Heartland Tours

27 Guggisberg Cheese

51 Yoder’s Amish Home

5568 TR 381., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.503017º -81.641373º)

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

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

5 Beachy’s Country Chalet

16 Broad Run Cheese House

42 Shisler’s Cheese House

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

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

Restaurant 115 Andreas Drive NE., Sugarcreek (40.499299º -81.635022º)

31 Kauffman’s Country Bakery

14Boyd & Wurthmann 4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

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

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

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

44 Sugarcreek Discount Grocery 124 E. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.502667º -81.640291º)

47 Troyer’s Home Pantry 668 W. Main St., Apple Creek (40.7554854º -81.8442625º)

36 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen 8101 SR 241, Fredericksburg (40.6241479º -81.7915683º)

8 Berlin Grande Hotel

11 Berlin Village Inn

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

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

9 Berlin Hotel and Suites

13 Blessings Lodge

5330 CR 201, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.556183º -81.820933º)

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

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

22 Donna’s Premiere Lodging 5523 East Strees, Berlin (40.560806º -81.795587º)

41 Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367 NE, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)


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52 Gramma Fannie’s Quilt

38 Olivesburg General Store

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

Barn, Schrock’s Amish Farm

4778 SR 545, Ashland (40.855888º -82.318932º)

4363 SR 39, Berlin (40.550244º -81.779852º)

4 Audrey’s Attic 147 N. Main St., Orrville (40.841048º -81.764447º)

39 Packship USA 25 Green Acres Furniture 7412 Massillon Rd., Navarre (40.561738º -81.799496º)

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

40 Parsley Pot 26 Greenhouse Shoppe, The 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.8453279º -81.9284401º)

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

697 CR 1302, Ashland (40.8768762º -82.2596821º)

43 Sol’s Exchange 29 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope (40.6268459º -81.784219º)

12 bfearless. 3147 SR 39, Walnut Creek (40.544962º -81.737848º)

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

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

45 Swiss Country 30 Jake's Handcrafted Oak

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8239 TR 562, Holmesville (40.659197º -81.918054º)

2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek (40.5172712º -81.6999655º)

32 Kauffman Lawn Furniture

46 Troyer’s Furniture

4540 US 62, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5690155º -81.7849802º)

985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.5110001º -81.6529587º)

33 Kiko’s Greenhouse

48 Walnut Creek

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

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119 East Main St., Sugarcreek (40.502761º -81.640391º)

15579 Lincoln Way West, Dalton (40.798646º -81.646774º)

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53 Lone Star Quilt Shop

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

4813 East Main St., Berlin (40.561544º -81.795491º)

7700 CR 77, Mt. Hope (40.615541º -81.783383º)

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34 Main Street Bears

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

2701 SR 557, Baltic (40.841048º -81.764447º)

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

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54 Miller’s Dry Goods

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

4900 Oak Street, Berlin (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

4500 SR 557, Charm (40.5077942º -81.786824º)

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37 Ole Mill Furniture

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

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6 Behalt/ Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5671534º -81.7815958º)

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

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

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

8 Berlin Grande Hotel

11 Berlin Village Inn

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

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

9 Berlin Hotel and Suites

13 Blessings Lodge

5330 CR 201, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.556183º -81.820933º)

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

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

22 Donna’s Premiere Lodging 5523 East Street, Berlin (40.560806º -81.795587º)

41 Scenic Hills RV Park 4642 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

21 Cricket Hill Cabins 5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

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

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

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

23 Gospel Book Store 4900 Oak Street, Berlin (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

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

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SPRING CHEESE BALL Ingredients: *2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened *3 packages chipped beef, diced *2 bunches of green onions *1 tsp. garlic salt *1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce *1 Tbsp. AccentTM

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Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Cook rice in water. Add all other ingredients except cheese and butter. Do not over mix. 3. Place in lightly greased 9”x 13” pan. Bake about 45 min. or until bubbly. Variation: Use with Grandma’s “Orange” Chicken recipe or add cooked diced chicken breast before baking to make this a main dish.

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Becoming Amish? STORY UPDATED BY & PHOTOS BY CATIE NOYES • EDITOR

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With each story I write about the Amish, the interest of the “English” (Amish term for nonAmish people) seems to be peeked. I can’t tell you the number of letters, emails and now Facebook messages that continue to roll in asking how a person can become Amish. A trip to the peaceful countryside and the slower pace of the Amish in general can be enticing and refreshing after dealing with your own non-stop, hectic lifestyle. Tossing your phone aside and breathing in the fresh air you think to yourself, “I could do this. I can embrace the simple life, and I can become Amish. But how?” The article “So you think you want to become Amish,” first appeared in the Amish Heartland in 2007 and laid out a series of steps given by a New Order Amish man on becoming Amish for the curious souls. After reviewing these steps with a volunteer and Old Order Amish man at the Amish Mennonite and Heritage Center in Berlin, the steps still hold true for those


interested in pursuing the Amish faith today. 1. First, come live in an Amish area for a year. You can live by yourself or with an Amish family. Some Amish families will take in such guests; some wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. One way of ďŹ nding an Amish family is by placing an ad in the Amish Newspaper, The Budget, 330-852-4634, www. thebudgetnewspaper.com. 2. Attend church services ... every Sunday. You will need an Amish go-between to introduce you to the church. 3. Find a job where you will be working with the Amish. This will help you understand their work ethics and get to know their culture better.

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in Amish homes (Amish children learn Dutch as their first language; they don’t learn English until they go to school). 5. After one year, if you still think you wish to become Amish, there will be a period when you are instructed in the ways of the church. You will learn their ordinances. 6. Then, the church will vote on whether to take you in. If the vote is affirmative, you will become a full member of the Amish church, and finally, you are Amish. Your old ways are gone for good.

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These steps most accurately reflect the New Order Amish community. Slight variances in these steps may take place from community to community and will most likely be stricter for Old Order groups like the Swartzentruber Amish - the most conservative of the Amish communities. One of the hardest obstacles people face making the switch from English to Amish is the mode of transportation. Suddenly that 10 minute trip to the grocery store becomes a 45 minute trip at speeds topping out at 10 mph. It’s the dead of summer and with sweat dripping down your face, you reach out for a non-existent button to flip

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on the air conditioning. Maybe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be lucky enough to catch a breeze when the buggy picks up speed again. Technology is not non-existent in the Amish community, but the modern conveniences we â&#x20AC;&#x153;Englishersâ&#x20AC;? enjoy today are limited. You may be thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m tired of this smartphone taking over my life anyways - I would be better off without it.â&#x20AC;? Try setting that phone/tablet/laptop/etc. aside for a day or two and see how easy it is to resist the urge to pick it back up and catch up on the latest social media gossip or news and sports action. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to discourage your dreams of becoming Amish, but it is not as easy as just waking up one morning and deciding youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had enough of your current life. A quote from an Amish author appeared in the Small Farm Journal (exact date is unknown) as a response to many letters from people wanting to become Amish. The quote read as follows:

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Consider adapting some Amish ways into your own lifestyle before completely abandoning your own. It may be exactly what you need, but the choice is ultimately up to you.

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Your questions about the “Plain” life simply answered We know after a trip to Amish Country your curiosity is peeked and you may have hundreds of questions. It can be hard to find the right person to ask and you fear your question might seem silly. Maybe the Amish person you asked just doesn’t know how to answer you. We want to invite you to share your questions about Amish life with us. We will take your questions to a local expert who will reach out to the Amish community (or use their own knowledge) to bring you the most honest answers to your questions. In a future edition we will feature the questions and answers that we have gathered.

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At Smucker’s sampling station you can try out some of the newest and most popular products Smucker’s has to offer. They’re willing to open up a jar of just about anything for their customers to sample. Share a little bit of Smucker’s goodness with a friend, family member or even co-worker. Put together a custom made basket of goodies that you can personally pick out yourself or let the staff help you tailor the perfect basket. Smucker’s sees people from all over the nation on a daily basis and being on the edge of Amish Country, travelers are always passing through the doors. The Store and Café offers shipping of products for their long distance travelers and to make it more convenient for those wishing to send their gift baskets out to friends and family. The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café is located 333 Wadsworth Road (SR 57), Orrville – a quarter mile north of U.S. 30. Hours of operation are Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m.6 p.m. and closed Sunday. For more information call 330-684-1500 or visit www.smuckers.com. Lehman’s continued from page 13

spoons and over 600 different cookie cutters. Find some of the finest locally made pottery pieces and even some unique up-cycled creations. The oldest section of the store is dedicated to lighting your home. All shapes and styles of oil lamps are available along with a selection of fragrant candles. Find old-fashioned hardware and hand-powered tools for around the home and garden. The kids will love exploring the toy barn. You won’t find USB ports or tablet styled games in here. Instead 38

you will find puzzles and card games; wooden games for both indoors and out; games that will bring the family together and encourage activity. “Technology is great, but Lehman’s is a place to unplug for a while,” said Ervin. There is history around every corner. The main lobby area is full of items from the past with old pumps and pulleys hanging from the ceiling and a rack filled with miscellaneous items like machinery parts and household items that may take you on a trip down memory lane. Challenge yourself to guess what each item is. A walk through Lehman’s is like walk through past. Come spend some time in a store where time seems to stand still and imagine what life would be like if you lived a little more simply. Lehman’s is located at 4779 Kidron Rd. in Kidron. Hours are MondayThursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and FridaySaturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from JanuaryMay 26. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from May 27-December. For more information call 888-438-5346 or visit www.lehmans.com. P. Graham Dunn continued from page 14

furniture pieces. The Threads boutique features a trendy selection of fashion clothing and accessories. The Factory Outlet towards the back of the store features overstocked, scratch and dent, prototype, discontinued and unfinished merchandise at bargain prices. A large pond west of building completes the landscaping that visitors can enjoy sitting around in the summer months and ice skating on in the winter months. What started from humble beginnings has grown to a nationally recognized business. While products may change


Charities and many more over the years. Custom designs have become very popular at the Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meow factory. Retail stores, churches, schools, nonproďŹ t organizations, historical societies and many other unique organizations request unique pieces used by that group as fund-raisers, service awards and gifts. These pieces are often commissioned pieces designed speciďŹ cally for these organizations. Anyone can request their own personalized Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meow keepsake. The My World program allows individuals to submit a photo of their own home, organizations, favorite buildings and more, and a designer will create a piece in the Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meow fashion complete with the trademark black cat stamped somewhere on the piece. Send in a description however long or short to be printed on the back and complete your personalized keepsake. A visit to the Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meow Village could also mean a free tour of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mewsuem.â&#x20AC;? In here you will ďŹ nd a collection of Falineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very ďŹ rst Catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meow pieces along with pieces that have been taken off the production line over the years. Amish country pieces from scenes of barn raisings, Amish homes and farms and popular buildings in the Holmes and Wayne County areas are very popular among travelers. Faline is inspired by the surrounding Amish

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PATCHWORK QUILT CONTEST

Rules for entry: Each edition of Amish Heartland will have a piece of a quilt like this one to the right. Collect all 12 issues of Amish Heartland and paste the patches together in the template above to make a complete quilt. Mail your completed quilt to: Amish Heartland Puzzle, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691; Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. One randomly selected winner with all 12 pieces correctly patched together will receive a quilted wall hanging from a local Amish quilter (pictures to come in a future edition.) 42


Mailbag When we ask people what their favorite part of the Amish Heartland is, we get comments on our magazine and the places we write about. Here is what some of them have to say this month:

the overall copy! Very relaxing to “ Just read with a cup of coffee. ” Heartland has such beautiful “ Amish pictures to compliment their

-JUDITH CLUTTER, MEDINA

advertisements. The pictures really bring the magazine to life and highlight the wonderful things Amish Country has to offer.

-JONATHAN MOORE, MASSILLON

love Amish Country. Every trip must “ Iinclude recipes, the pictures, the stories and a visit to Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen. “ The ” the book reviews. Thank you! ” with the Amish. After doing “ Visiting this for 40 years I have been watching whole magazine. When we go to the changes and the community grow. “ The Amish Country my husband makes sure Enjoying the simple life and shopping. ” that we get a copy of Amish Heartland so that we can keep up with the news. ” “ We like the photos and the articles.” Photo Contest and finding the buggy “ Fall to visit Homestead Furniture. wheel. “ IThelovecraftsmanship ” and quality are breathtaking. ” -KATHRYN ROBINSON, CUYAHOGA FALLS

-JAY OLMSTEAD, NEW WATERFORD

-JOANN MCDEVITT, EAST PALESTINE

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-JP PLASTERER, DALTON

-SAMUEL TROYER, NAVARRE

-SUE OLMSTEAD, NEW WATERFORD

SPRING PHOTO CONTEST Amish Heartland is having a Spring Photo Contest. For the upcoming season put your photography skills to work and capture the beauty that is only found in our Amish country. Contestants can submit up to 10 of their best photos. The deadline for the Spring Photo Contest is JUNE 1, 2014. The top three winners will be announced in the July issue of Amish Heartland. Winners will receive a 6-month subscription to Amish Heartland and a gift from one of our local retailers. Send photos to Amish Heartland, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster or via e-mail to AMISH HEARTLAND 43 cnoyes@the-daily-record.com.


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Calling all Quilters and Food Fanatics!

“Quilting ‘n Cuisine” Mini Shop Hop

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We have combined quilting and cuisine for a fun day out with your quilting friends!

April 11 & 12, 2014 PRIZES GALORE - Must Be Present to Win 8:30am – 3:00pm shop hop at 5 quilt shops 3:00pm – doors open at the church 3:00 – 4:00pm food sampling, quilt show 4:00pm – daily drawing for prizes (must be present)

Passport: $7 pre-register for Fri. or Sat. $10 day of Shop Hop (Passports available 10/30/2013 at any shops below.)

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4363 SR 39 Berlin, OH 44610 330-893-3243 www.AmishFarmVillage.com

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4818 SR 39 (Main St.) Berlin, OH 44610 330-893-2233 orders@helpinghandsquilts.com www.helpinghandsquilts.com

Miller’s Dry Goods (in Charm) 4500 SR 557 Millersburg, OH 44654 330-893-9899 info@millersdrygoods.com

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