Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Maple Time and A Sad Time

Sap Buckets and Remembrance Bows
It's Maple Time in Chardon, the Maple Syrup capital of Ohio.  All of us that call Chardon and Geauga County home, look forward to this time of the's a rite of passage.  The  annual Maple Festival is taking place at the end of April, at the town square park.  Thousands will visit our town and celebrate Spring. 
This year is just different we usually average about 140 inches of snow. Last I checked we are under 50 inches.  
This year  Chardon is hurting.  Many of you may have heard the reports on the news  of the Chardon High School shootings, leaving 3 dead, 2 hurt.  Our people have been injured.  Chardon is  mourning. 
Our Town Square Park


  1. Such a sorrowful and senseless tragedy...I'm so sorry about the High School shootings. I pray for strength for the affected families, they have such a difficult path to tread.
    Your town square is beautiful, I hope that your spring is on track even though the winter has been so different. We have had the same thing happen over here in BC, way short of the expected snowfall.
    Can we ever understand this crazy world???

  2. Hi Carol,
    I have been following the news regarding the shooting...such a tragedy, never thinking it happened so close to one of my blogger friends.
    The town square is beautiful. We have had a strange winter here in South GA. We have only had to run the heat for a couple of weeks. Hope this doesn't mean a long hot summer.
    I hope the Maple Festival is a success and will be therapy for a lot of people that are affected by the shooting, giving them something else to focus on, if only for a little while. I know a lot of planning and organization goes into planning an event that large...wish I lived close enough to come.
    Take Care,