Fundraisers abound in Mapleton

3 years ago

The last two weekends were exciting and beneficial for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill.   There were two well attended fundraisers.  The first was the Mapleton Daze chicken stew night and the second was the Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile and ATV Club.

Stew night sells out

The Mapleton Daze Committee’s annual stew night was another complete sell-out on Saturday, Sept. 25.  The dinners purchased were picked up at the Mapleton Lions Hall.  The committee said folks were pleased to follow their suggestion of, “Let us do the cooking and the dishes for you — what a deal.”  

Mapleton Daze Chair Lynnelle Foster filled stew cups for take-out, making sure each one was filled to the brim. The chicken stew sold out in 25 minutes while beef stew and American chop suey serving continued on for another hour.
(Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)

This was one of the many fundraising events that the Mapleton Daze hosts each year to keep the events at Mapleton Daze free to everyone who attends.  People came through the line for good homemade cooking while supporting the 2022 Mapleton Daze week of fun and excitement.

The Mapleton Daze Chicken Stew Night was a sell out. Here Maddie Buzza passes stew serving through the car window to some excited and happy diners. Funds from this event will support the 2022 Mapleton Daze Week next June.
(Courtesy of Terry Sandusky)

Club sale successful

The Chapman Ridge Runners Snowmobile and ATV Club thanks all who attended their yard and craft sale last Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2. They had a huge amount of items with fantastic prices and everyone who attended the sale was very generous with their donations.  

Among the many items of furniture, household goods, recreational gear and clothing were craft items from the quilting group that meets at the clubhouse.  

Proceeds from the sale are to be used in the purchase of a new groomer for 2022.      

Fall Craft Fair 

The Mapleton Daze Committee annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair is one of the most popular events held prior to the holidays.  It was not held last year due to the pandemic, but the fair will be back next month.  

The Mapleton Lions Hall in downtown Mapleton will be the site of the fair on Saturday, Oct. 9, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The event will be just in time for folks to get their Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday shopping done.

At the Fair, there will be lots of homemade and vendor items for sale.  The committee will have lots of goodies for sale:  hats, T-shirts, food, raffle tickets and all-occasion/holiday boxes of cards.  The proceeds from the committee’s booth will be used to cover Mapleton Daze event expenses in June 2022.  

The committee encourages friends and neighbors to come and support the three towns and their local crafters.  Everyone is invited to stop by their table and see what they have available.

Everyone who attends the event will need to wear a face covering.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at