Squeezing Apples for Cider at Pioneer Days

grindingApplesThe Auburn Civitans were once again squeezing apples on a manual press to make cider for folks attending Pioneer Days in Loachapoka on Oct. 17. This event supports the Lee County Historical Society.

Attendees, especially kids, were lined up to try their hands at the press and their mouths on the cider. Always a popular part of Pioneer Days, we used nine bushels of apples, purchased from an apple farm in northern Alabama.