The annual Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival, hosted by the Westerville Lions Club, will take place on Sunday, October 2 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Knox-Metzger cabin, which is located on the grounds of McVay Elementary School. The event will feature tours of the 1860 era log cabin, apple butter stirring, apple cider making, children’s games and crafts, and music. New this year will be an antique and vintage flea market. Donations will be accepted for the sale of pulled pork sandwiches, apple sauce and cider, and jars of apple butter, with profits going towards cabin repairs. The event sponsor is A Gal Named Cinda Lou, located in Uptown Westerville and owned by retired McVay educator Debbie Bennati.
The log cabin, built by Maryland native and blacksmith John Knox between 1840 and 1850, has a rich history. It was originally located where the Calvary Bible Baptist Church is now, across the road from the present Everal Barn/Heritage Park. The Lions Club of Westerville, under the guidance of Westerville City Schools District Science Coordinator Ned Mosher and Mac McVay, both Lions Club members, painstakingly disassembled and moved the structure in 1980 to its present location in McVay Woods. They restored it and hosted a “cabin raising” on World Lions Service Day. For many years the structure has served as a learning center for children throughout the community. The Westerville Lions Club has raised thousands of dollars to maintain the cabin.
For further information, please contact Debbie Bennati at firstname.lastname@example.org.