In an effort to keep the history of apples in our area alive, Cashiers Historical Society and the community celebrate Heritage Apple Day, which is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cashiers Community Center.
HAD is one of the most important events provided by CHS and is the first event of the new season, taking place each year in March.
HAD is a free educational event for all ages and there will be a variety of apple snacks to sample. Maybe even a pandowdy like Elvira would have made.
And as always, CHS hasn’t forgotten the children. They will have their own special corner with crafts to make.
Finally, individuals can bring scions, (young shoots or twigs) from an apple tree and learn to graft the scion to a rootstock.
Ken Fisher and Trevor Howard, our very own modern-day Johnny Appleseed, will be helping with the grafting this year.
Everyone can take home an apple tree.
By providing this event, CHS fulfills the commitment it has as a cultural center that encourages civic engagement and community partnerships by creating meaningful learning experiences for all.
Article and image courtesy of the Cashiers Historical Society