In the fall, the churches celebrated Harvest Home and they brought the harvest of garden and fields to the Altar for display – baskets of potatoes, apples, canned goods, and groceries. These were then sent to Frederick. In 1961, Frederick announced that due to government regulations, they could no longer accept home-canned food.
“Local orchards often donated apples or ripe fruit. I remember Beulah Brunk bringing her copper apple butter kettle and someone else borrowed a cider press. Some of the staff and a few of our friends gathered in the evening to make apple butter and cider and use up the apples. It was a lot of fun. We had some nice times.” (There is no notation on the quote).