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Fall On The Farm At Sauder Village

Visitors to Sauder Village this weekend have a chance to participate in hands-on activities with a fall theme, as the village holds its annual Fall on the Farm event, Saturday, Oct. 13.

Kim Krieger, director of marketing, said the village’s Farm Days focus on the changing seasons.

For the fall program, visitors can watch as crops that were planted in the spring are harvested and canned or preserved for winter use.

Hands-on activities for young and old alike include drying and packing apples, shelling corn, and pressing cider. Visitors also can help make noodles, butter, and soap over an open fire. Youngsters can play old-fashioned games, make cornhusk dolls, and participate in a spelling bee.

There is a harvest home church service, which celebrates the year’s harvest.

The village’s final event is the annual Woodcarvers Show & Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28.

Volunteers for Fall on the Farm are:

Neal and Julie Beck, Archbold, soap making; Lowell and Marilyn Beck, Archbold making turnip kraut; Dale Kern, Stryker, leading the Harvest Home church service; students from the Tinora High School German Club.

Junior historians: Theresa and Amanda Miller, Madison Campbell, Caleb Liechty, Meg Short, Anna and Emma Salisbury, Mary Lee Sauder, Emily Short, Erin Erbskorn, Forest Stuckey, Peter Schoenhals, Seth Strawn, Hannah Groeneweg, Archbold;

McKayla, Landon and Dakota Ballin, Pettisville School District; Sydnei Martell, Stryker;

Josiah and Gracie Runyon, Michael and Rebecca Heinze, Jimmy, Madeline and Genevieve Randall, Fayette;

Maddy Brock, Chloe Cramer, West Unity, Kimberly Farlow, Hicksville.

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