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Super Early Bird Arrival – Saturday, September 22, 2012

ARRIVAL – Check in at the Evergreen Park RV Resort, http://www.evergreenrv.cc/evergreen   (All Campground fees must be paid directly to Evergreen Park prior to your departure.)  Setup your RV, rest, relax or explore the area.  Meet and visit with other RV Owners.

Optional Day Activity Suggestions:
Holmes County Flea Market, (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat   9:00 – 5:00),  GPS: 4550 State Route 39,
                  Millersburg, OH, 44654,  www.holmesfleamarket.com 
Walnut Creek Flea Market,  (Thu, Fri, Sat 9:00 – 5:00) GPS: 1900 Ohio 39, Sugarcreek, OH
                  44681  www.Walnutcreekamishfleamarket.com   
Tuscarawas County Fair (September 17-23, 2012), 259 South Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, OH 44622
                 
http://www.tuscarawascountyfair.com/schedule.cfm#Senior%20FairSaturday
                 12:00 Harness Racing, 4:00 Kiddie Tractor Pull, 7:00 Truck & Tractor Pull
                 8:00 Square Dance

6:00 PM At Evergreen Campground Form a caravan of vehicles along Miller Avenue for departure to Amish Country Theater.  Carpooling is recommended and if you have trouble driving at night, please let Blyth or Nevin know and we will work out transportation details for you.


6:30 PM -  Amish Country Theater  (Show starts at 7:00 PM), 3149 OH 39, Millersburg, OH 44654 Phone: 1-888-988-7469.  http://www.amishcountrytheater.com/about  Tickets are $19.95 and a $1.00 off coupon is located in your welcome packet.   Please make sure that you bring the coupon with you to the Theater.

Early Bird Arrival – Sunday, September 23, 2012

Optional Day Activity Suggestions:
Tuscarawas County Fair (September 17-23, 2012), 259 South Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, OH 44622
                 
http://www.tuscarawascountyfair.com/schedule.cfm#Senior%20FairSaturday
                 9:30 – Worship Service, 10:00 Beef Judging, 1:00 Harness Racing

6:00 PM - Opening/Rally Welcome  and Dessert Social at the Evergreen Park RV Resort Office Basement Meeting area.  Bring your favorite dessert and recipe along with your own table service and drink.  (Recipes will be added to our Ameri-Camp Family Cookbook.)  

7:00 PM - Movie – “The Amish – A People of Preservation”  (59 minutes) An updated look at Amish origins, beliefs, farm life, childhood, school, worship, recreation, courtship, hourse transportation, tourism, barn-raising, land pressures and cottage industry.

 

The cost of all Monday and Tuesday events and admissions, to include restaurant meals, will be on your own (pay as you go). 

 

 

 

Monday, September 24, 2012

8:30 AM Form a caravan of vehicles along Miller Avenue for departure to Monday Events.

9:00 AMGerman Culture Museum  Phone: 330-893-2510  GPS: 4877 Olde Pump St., PO Box 51, Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687http://www.germanculturemuseum.com/index.html.  Admission is by $ Donation.   The museum focuses on the history and settlement of Holmes County and Walnut Creek Township, the German Culture Museum strives to give you a snapshot of life in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

On your own  -  Explore the many shops and attractions in Walnut Creek, Ohio
Coblentz Chocolates:  http://www.coblentzchocolates.com/

12:30 PMLunch at Der Dutchman of Walnut Creek4967 Walnut Street, Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687. 
PH: 330-893-2981.  Amish kitchen cooking, menu features variety of dinners, family style dinning available, banquet facilities, bakery, enjoy the scenic view of the Genza Bottom - a beautiful Amish farming valley.

2:00 PMYoder’s Amish Home.   6050 SR 515, Millersburg, OH  44654, PH: 330-893-2541
http://www.yodersamishhome.com    Open 10:00 – 5:00 PM.  Opened to the public in 1983,  friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you on conducted tours through the two houses where the history and customs of the Amish faith will be explained.  Step back in time and enjoy a quiet and simple lifestyle.   Tour Only - $7.50, Buggy Ride - $4.50, School Tour - $4.00.  Complete Package (all three) - $12.00.   (A lesser group rate will apply for 20 or more in attendance)

7:00 PMPotluck Dinner at the Evergreen Park RV Resort Office Basement Meeting area.  Those with the last name beginning with A-M bring a meat dish and those with the last name beginning with N-Z bring a side dish.  Also, please bring your own table service and a drink.  Again recipes will be collected for our Ameri-Camp Family Cookbook.  (Don’t forget those left over Deserts !!)


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7:15 AM Form a caravan of vehicles along Miller Avenue for departure to Tuesday Events.

8:00 AMBreakfast at Berlin Farmstead Restaurant.  GPS: 4757 Township Rd 366, Berlin,
Ohio 44610.  PH: 330-893-4600   http://www.dhgroup.com/en/berlin/bn-restaurant.php

On your own  -  Remainder of Morning and Lunch.  Explore the many shops and attractions in Berlin and/or Millersburg, Ohio.  (Please allow 15 minutes travel time from Berlin to Millersburg, approx 7 miles)

 



1:30 PM -  Tour the Victorian House and Glass Museum.  GPS: 484 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH 44654.  PH: 330-674-0022  Group rate (10 or more)  $10.00 per person.
The Victorian House Museum consists of 28 rooms of Victorian furnishings, decorations and accessories. It is one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture in America.  It is also home to the Holmes County Historical Society.   http://www.victorianhouse.org    The Millersburg Glass Museum is home to a special collection of Millersburg Carnival Glass. This glass was created and produced in Millersburg from 1909 to 1912. The iridescent glass, also referred to as Radium glass, is well known for its luminescent, sparkling effect. The museum exists to enhance and preserve the heritage of the Millersburg Glass Company founded by designer, John W. Fenton.

7:00 PMPotluck Dinner at the Evergreen Park RV Resort Office Basement Meeting area.  Those with the last name beginning with N-Z bring a meat dish and those with the last name beginning with A-M bring a side dish.  Also, please bring your own table service and a drink.  Again recipes will be collected for our Ameri-Camp Family Cookbook. 

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The price of all Wednesday and Thursday events and admissions, to include the Amish and Warther’s Dinners, have been pre-paid in your registration fee. 

8:00 AMMeet inside the Evergreen Campground Office.  LaVonne De Bois from Amish Heartland Tours will meet us in the office to answer questions and hand out driving instructions that will allow you to see the best selected scenic back roads of Holmes County. The instructions will include historic information that describes the Amish landscape as you drive, and outline details for stops at the places listed below.  Carpooling is encouraged and we will try to stay in a caravan lineup while driving. If you decide to venture out, or skip ahead on your own, please let someone in the group know. 

9:00 AMAmish and Mennonite Heritage Center, 5798 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH.
  http://www.behalt.com/about.html   Approx 10:00 AM – Depart Amish and Mennonite
  Heritage Center.
 Follow the driving directions furnished by Amish Heartland tours.

10:45 AMArrive at R.W. Leather.   4415 County Road 114Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681.  Roy Wengerd, inspired by his grandfather who refaced Irish horse collars, began making and selling leather belts in the basement of his home in 1994.  The store now hosts one of the largest collections of leather belts in the area.   Each belt is made of full grain leather, embossed and stitched.  All belts are priced to fit most budgets and come with a no crack or break guarantee.  R.W. Leather is one of the most unique leather shops in the area for a number of reasons starting with the belts are all made in-house by Wengerd and his family.  Wengerd buys U.S. vegetable tanned leather making his products environmentally friendly.   In addition to leather belts, R.W. Leather offers large selections of purses, wallets, leashes, collars, leather care and sheep skin products at the store.   Approx 11:15 Depart R.W. Leather and continue to follow your driving directions.

 
11:30 AMArrive at Keim Lumber.  Park in front of the large entrance.   4465 State Rt 557
Charm, OH 44617, PH:(330) 893-2251, http://www.keimlumber.com  Established in 1911, Keim Lumber Company can trace its early beginning to the first part of the (20th) century in Charm, Ohio.  Moses J. Keim grew up on a farm, a mile northwest of Charm. In young adulthood he learned the carpentry and woodworking trade along with working on the water powered sawmill at the home.  Today there is almost 700,000 sq ft under roof; an enlarged treated lumber storage area; over 325 employees and 22 delivery trucks offering free delivery within a 150 mile radius.
 
11:45 AM – Lunch at the Carpenter’s Café  (Second floor of Keim Lumber).  Enjoy lunch and browse Keim lumber after your meal.  http://www.keimlumber.com/uploads/FullMenu-2981.pdf
 
2:00 PM Meet in front of Keim Lumber main store entrance and continue caravan using driving directions. 

2:30 PM – Hillside Bulk Food Store. (Amish Wal-Mart) 53933 State Route 651, Baltic, OH 43804-9510, PH: (330) 897-1484  Bulk foods, crafts, quilts, wall hangings, baked goods, on SR 651 west of Baltic.  Allow 45 Minutes to browse the store.  Approx 3:15 meet in parking lot and depart following driving directions.
 
3:30 PM – Baltic Mills Flour Mill.  111 Main Street, Baltic, OH, The Old Baltic Mill is one of the oldest buildings in town.  Here they still grind flour and sell bulk foods, jams, jellies, Amish crafts & gifts and more. The mill opened in 1850, was destroyed by fire in 1908 and was rebuilt and re-opened in four months time. By 1964 the wheels ceased and the mill was closed but thanks to Alvin and Esther Miller who purchased it 30 years later, it's back to the old grind! Much of the old building and machinery is still intact from the original old mill. The first floor houses the store, while the floors above are being converted to a museum for viewing the old equipment.   Allow 30 Minutes to browse the Mill.  Approx 4:00 meet in parking lot and depart following driving directions. 

4:15 PM – Pearl Valley Cheese.   54775 Township Road 90, Fresno, OH 43824.  http://pearlvalleycheese.com   Pearl Valley Cheese is a family-owned company that produces natural cheeses. Cheesemaking at Pearl Valley is a tradition of excellence that has been passed down through four generations of cheesemakers over 80 years.   Allow 30 Minutes to browse the Cheese shop.  Meet in parking lot at 4:45 and depart for return to Evergreen Campground.

6:00 PM - Meet inside the Evergreen Campground Office.  Amish Heartland Tours is providing a 27 passenger van that will transport us to the Amish Home for our dinner.   Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for loading into the van.

6:30 PM – Meal in an Amish Home.  Menu will consist of homemade bread, peanut butter spread, salad, hot and cold beverage, roast beef, baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and assorted pies.  Tax and tip are included in your registration fee.   John Senack will give the invocation prior to the meal.
 

 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

9:00 AM – At Evergreen Campground Form a caravan of vehicles along Miller Avenue for departure to Thursday Events.

9:15 AM Arrive at Pioneer Equipment, 16875 Jericho Road, Dalton, OH  44618-9657, PH: (330) 857-6340.  http://www.pioneerfarmequipment.com   Manufacturers of Amish Horsedrawn Equipment, Horse Collars and Harness, Manure Spreaders, KT Horse Barns and Sheds, Woodland Coach and many more of the highest quality Amish made equipment and supplies.  Allow 45 Minutes for the tour.  At 10:00 meet in parking lot and depart to Kidron following driving directions. 

10:15 AM – Arrive in Kidron.  Recommend parking in the Lehman’s parking lot or Kidron Auction Area.  You are on your own to browse the area stores and/or attend the Kidron Auction.  Lunch is on your own at either the Cast Iron Café inside Lehman’s or in the basement of the Town and Country  Store  (South of the Kidron Auction).  http://www.kidrontownandcountry.com/restaurant.php 

Lehman’s Non-Electric.  4779 Kidron Road, Dalton, OH 44618.  http://www.lehmans.com Lehman's ships old-fashioned, non-electric merchandise all over the world through their catalogs and website. Their diverse customer base includes missionaries and doctors working in developing countries; homesteaders and environmentalists living in remote areas; people with unreliable electricity living on islands and mountains; second home owners, hunters, fishers and cabin dwellers; the 'chronically nostalgic,' and even Hollywood set designers looking for historically accurate period pieces.

         Kidron Auction & Flea Market, 4885 County Highway 52, Apple Creek, OH 44606. 
The Auction is every Thursday; 10:15am is the weekly hay & straw sale.  11am is Dairy, 1:00 PM Feeder Pigs (held in the feeder pig barn), 2:30 Sheep & Goats.

         Kidron is home to an Outdoor Flea Market held Thursdays and Saturdays, weather permitting, and, since 1929, a retail store called Kidron Town and Country, which includes a grocery store, restaurant, butcher's shop, pharmacy, and dry goods. Because Kidron is unincorporated, police protection is the responsibility of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.  Kidron attracts many of its visitors for its diverse tool shops, especially Lehman's Hardware, which sells Amish-made goods and serves a wide range of customers from local Amish to tourists from around the world.  There is an underground water spring in Kidron, and a protected forest is located nearby. Surrounding countryside is largely used for farming.  A public museum is located in Kidron at the Kidron Sonnenberg Heritage Center. Besides displays of local historic items, the museum includes a library and a database of genealogical information for research particularly related to those of Swiss heritage and Amish and Mennonite background that settled in the Kidron area in the early 19th century. The museum is operated by the non-profit Kidron Community Historical Society. 

5:15 PMAt Evergreen Campground Form a caravan of vehicles along Miller Avenue for departure to Warthers.  Carpooling is recommended and if you have trouble driving at night, please let Blyth or Nevin know and we will work out transportation details for you.

 

 

6:00 PMArrive at Warthers.  331 Karl Ave, Dover, Ohio  44622.  PH: 330-343-7513.  http://www.warthers.com/index.htm  The Dinner Menu will include stuffed pork chops, au gratin potatoes, baby glazed carrots, salad, hot and cold beverage and cheesecake.

           Today, second, third and fourth generation family members have expanded their Swiss chalet-style museum into an amazing state-of-the-art facility. It showcases the 64 ebony, ivory and walnut train carvings created by Ernest “Mooney” Warther, a one-of-a-kind collection that has been appraised by the Smithsonian Institution as a “priceless work of art.” The original workshop, built in 1912 is still used by family members. Mooney’s son, David and grandson, Mark may be seen at times carving in the workshop or creating wooden pliers for visitors. This old shop is adorned with over 5,000 arrowheads. In the summer months, stroll through the Swiss-style flower garden’s to Frieda Warther’s Button house that holds a collection of over 73,000 buttons arranged in beautiful designs on the walls and ceiling. There is even a button from Mrs. Lincoln’s inaugural dress and a collection of original Goodyear rubber buttons. Today, the Warther family also continues to make Kitchen cutlery; Early in Mooney’s carving career he discovered the importance of knives that would hold their edge against hard surfaces such as ebony and ivory. Unable to find carving knives of such quality, he decided to make his own. His mother complained about never having a sharp paring knife. So he developed his own techniques for tempering and sharpening a steel blade that would keep its sharp edge. Thus, out of necessity, came the world’s finest kitchen cutlery. Today, the Warthers are in their fourth generation of knife makers, who still produce outstanding kitchen cutlery with the same expertise and fine craftsmanship.

 

Friday, September 28, 2012

11:00AM - If checking out, say goodbye to old and new friends.  Have a safe trip home. 

Optional Day Activity Suggestions:
Holmes County Flea Market, (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat   9:00 – 5:00),  GPS: 4550 State Route 39,
            Millersburg, OH, 44654,  www.holmesfleamarket.com 
Walnut Creek Flea Market,  (Thu, Fri, Sat 9:00 – 5:00) GPS: 1900 Ohio 39, Sugarcreek, OH
             44681  www.Walnutcreekamishfleamarket.com   
Day #1 - Ohio Swiss Festival, Sugar Creek, OH.
             http://www.villageofsugarcreek.com/ohioswissfest/entertainment/
Ohio Heritage Days, Malabar State Park Farm. 
       http://www.malabarfarm.org/index.php/event-guide/all-events?task=view_event&event_id=45

 

 

 

Bonus Saturday, September 29, 2012

Optional Day Activity Suggestions:
Holmes County Flea Market, (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat   9:00 – 5:00),  GPS: 4550 State Route 39,
            Millersburg, OH, 44654,  www.holmesfleamarket.com 
Walnut Creek Flea Market,  (Thu, Fri, Sat 9:00 – 5:00) GPS: 1900 Ohio 39, Sugarcreek, OH
             44681  www.Walnutcreekamishfleamarket.com   
Day #2 - Ohio Swiss Festival, Sugar Creek, OH.
             http://www.villageofsugarcreek.com/ohioswissfest/entertainment/
Ohio Heritage Days, Malabar State Park Farm. 
       http://www.malabarfarm.org/index.php/event-guide/all-events?task=view_event&event_id=45

 

Bonus Sunday, September 30, 2012
Optional Day Activity Suggestions:
Ohio Heritage Days, Malabar State Park Farm. 
       http://www.malabarfarm.org/index.php/event-guide/all-events?task=view_event&event_id=45


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Pat

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Susan

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Frank

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Tom

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Senack

John & Edie

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