NEWS RELEASE - WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2008
For further information
Contact: Charles White
Greencastle-Antrim School District
500 E. Leitersburg Street 597-6458 - work
Greencastle, Pa 17225 263-8459 - home
Greencastle - Tayamentasachta - A Center for Environmental Studies will offer a
special attraction this weekend with apples as the star. Come and enjoy an apple
dumpling with us.
The twenty-fifth annual Apple Festival and Antique Engine Display is scheduled for
Saturday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with day long activities and a
The Festival will include anything dealing with apples from foods and crafts to displays
and demonstrations. A special exhibit of antique engines and farm equipment, by the
C.V. Antique Engine and Machinery Association will be featured, including early 1900’s,
Walk Grain Cradle, Barn Making Tools, and numerous antique tractors and engines.
The Environmental Education Advisory Committee is sponsoring an apple pie and apple
recipe baking contest. Entrees must reside in the Greencastle-Antrim School District.
An auction of the delicious baked items will be held at 12 P.M. For more information
about the baking contest contact Sue Miller at 597-9196.
There will be special activities for children presented by Greencastle-Antrim students
and the High School Art Club, which will include: face painting, apple name tags, make
an apple book mark, taste different varieties of apples and make your own scare crow.
Local crafts people will demonstrate traditional crafts.
Environmental Displays by local government agencies. Battery B 1st Maryland Cavalry,
Battalion CSA Cavalry will demonstrate camp live of a civil war unit.
Over 1,000 apple dumpling are being prepared by the Environmental Center Advisory
Committee for your pleasure.
Tracey’s Orchard, Greencastle will have displays of different varieties of apples and their
uses and will be on hand to answer your questions about apples.
Mussleman’s and Knouse Foods, Inc., will have displays of products produced from
Charles Lindsay will be giving hay rides pulled by his teams of Belgian horses. The
Dairy Princess and Honey Queen will be there with a display and answer questions
about her commodity.
Roy Justice a time traveling minstrel will entertain you with stories, music and songs of a
Between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. a benefit chicken barbecue will be conducted.
Proceeds will benefit new programs offered to the community by the Environmental
Center. Each $6.00 advanced. $7.00 at the door ticket entitles the bearer to 1/2
barbecued chicken, cabbage slaw, baked potato, applesauce, roll, cake and apple cider.
Tickets for the barbecue are available at all Greencastle-Antrim Schools or by calling
For early risers breakfast will be available - 6:30 AM - 10 AM. Cooked and served by
Shady Grove Cub Pack 95.
The Festival, sponsored by the Environmental Education Advisory Committee, is
designed to educate the community about apples and the importance of our environment
to our everyday life.
There is no admission fee. The event is open to everyone, not just the residents of the
Greencastle-Antrim School District. The barbecue and Apple Festival will be held rain or
Tracy’s Orchard, Greencastle, donates apples for the children activities.
Growing Native a signature program of the Potomac Watershed Partnership will be
present to host a native seed and nut gathering event. From 11 am to 12pm a Growing
Native Ambassador will lead a presentation on the importance of gathering native
hardwood seeds. Included you will be able to gather native seeds here at
Tayamentasachta to help replenish native hardwoods to the Potomac Watershed basin.
Organizations assisting with the festival are: Environmental Education Advisory
Committee, C.V. Antique Engine and Machinery Association, Greencastle Antrim
Women’s Club, Boy Scouts of America, Franklin County Farm-City Week Committee,
Tracy’s Orchard, Shady Grove Raritan, The Leo’s Club , High School Art Club, Franklin
County Extension Office , Franklin County Planning , 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club &
Dairy Club, Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, The Blue Bird Society , Battery B
1st Maryland Cavalry, Growing Native. Franklin County Bee Keepers,Franklin County
Conservation District, and Waste Management.