One hundred and fifty gallons of fresh apple cider got pressed last Sunday by UCA Church members at the Apple Cider Squeeze. The annual fall social, hosted by Marvin and Karen Gee, brought over 60 people out to take part in the event that’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.
Two bins of Golden Delicious and Gayla apples, as well as a few from the Gee’s orchard, made the whole shabang. Everyone got to make a gallon or two for themselves, and they got to take home a few gallons of memories and pictures as well.
“I guess we enjoy doing it,” Marvin says, “but after flattening 16,000 apples, plus setting up, cleaning up and taking down everything, it really is quite a chore. The nice thing about it is, we have sort of got a tradition going, and having people come out gives them a chance to get to know each other in a setting other than church, and I think that’s good.”
Indeed it is, and not everyone has the equipment to do this kind of thing themselves. Sharing it just makes it all the more valuable and we appreciate Marvin and Karen for making it all possible.