Amish Acres

Amish Acres® Historic Farm and Heritage Resort is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is America's most complete Amish heritage experience featuring historic interpretation, culinary and performing arts, lodging, and shopping.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

A ton of fudge

As preparation for the 44th Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival that opens this coming Thursday, I search for ways to describe this event to others. There are so many people involved that I can only illustrate by example. Nancy has just completed her initial fudge inventory for the festival:1,880 pounds! Hopefully that will get the fudgery through at least two days of the event. In 1962 I remember giving away a dozen dozen donuts and 20 gallons of refreshin' lemonade. The artists will eat and drink more than that before the show opens.

Nancy is a perpetual motion machine when she is in her soda shop and fudgery. She not only makes fudge, but jerks sodas, fills wholesale orders--yesterday made 600 pounds of assorted candy trays for a Masonic gathering that had their reception in the Children's Entertainment that is already set up and decorated. Nancy is simply Exhibit A of the folks who are dedicated to the satisfaction her customers.

The guy with her? That's her husband Bob. He's retired from the principalship of Woodview Elementary School in Nappanee. He gets up at 4:00 a.m. to pick up the Amish workers, then he supervises and is the taste tester.


Blogger Nicole said...

I recently visited Amish Acres, and I just wanted to say that I throughly enjoyed the experience. Amish Acres is a very unique, inspiring, and informational experience. Everyone that we encountered, was polite and wonderful. And the threshers meal was delcious.

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