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Haystack Historical Society discusses reopening plan

The Haystack Historical Society, located on Main Street in Mapleton, held on Monday, April 26, their first planning meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Society normally meets on the fourth Monday evening of each month between March and October.  The pandemic caused the shutdown of the society’s events, activities and meetings.  The museum’s members decided to close the Haystack Historical Museum to visitors as well.

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are being eased, the membership met to plan reopening of the museum and the restart of some of its fundraising events.  

First up will be the society’s annual homemade pie and ice cream sale on Friday June 26. This sale will occur during the Mapleton Daze Festival that will be held June 24-27. tThe Society and the Mapleton Daze Committee are closely planning together for that weekend.

Myrna Gardner presides over the 2019 homemade pie and homemade ice cream sale at the Haystack Historical Museum. After last year’s cancellation the members of the Historical Society are planning to host the 2021 event. (Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)

The Historical Society does not know for sure whether inside eating will be permitted based on COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place at that time.  However, they have an alternate plan to host the homemade pie and ice cream as a drive-thru at the very minimum, so everyone can enjoy a summer treat.  Stay tuned for more information.

Also the members agreed to open the museum for several sessions throughout the summer.  There will be several Thursday evening openings and some Saturdays.  Admission is always free and donations will be accepted.  

The society is looking for new members who have an interest in the history of Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill.  Visitors and potential new members are welcome to attend the next meeting on Monday, May 24, at the museum starting at 6 p.m.

Memorial Day ceremonies

The Mapleton Lions Club wants everyone to know that the club is going forward with its annual Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Day Ceremony.  

More information will be forthcoming as the Club hopes this will be one of the largest parades that they have had in several years.  Organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to come and join in the parade.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at starherald.Tsandusky@gmail.com.

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