Family Heritage Day, April 28, 2018
We were finally graced with good weather for our first ever Family Heritage Day. The bluegrass music in the old horse shed was a perfect addition to set the mood. Inside the chapel, Emily Kilby gave an interesting talk on the families of Fair Hill. Outside, Cecil County Historical Society provided a delicious lunch. The Big Elk Chapel Ladies Aid Society had a wonderful assortment of baked goods available as well as their cookbook full of history and treasured local recipes. (Ask me how to get one!) It was a great chance to meet and make new friends. Many thanks to CC Historical Society for organizing the event and inviting ECPS to join in the fun!
Apple Butter Festival, October 14, 2017
The 40th annual Apple Butter Festival was a great success! We had perfect weather and a wonderful gathering of old and new friends. Thank you to all who give their time and talents to carry on this tradition.
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Cecil County Fair, July 2017
We had a great time at the Cecil County Fair last week! Despite the wacky weather, we saw lots of old friends and made some new ones. Our tents took a beating, but as you can see, all was well in the end.
Apple Butter Festival, October 8, 2016
Our annual Apple Butter Festival was held last Saturday at the Bee Hive. It was lots of fun and the weather was grand. We appreciate everyone coming to enjoy it. Mark your calendar for next year - the second Saturday in October!
Run for the Ruins 5K, September 17, 2016
Elk Creeks Preservation Society hosted its first annual 5K. We had perfect weather and a good turnout.
Apple Butter Festival, October 11, 2014
Our annual Apple Butter Festival was held last Saturday at the Bee Hive. Many of you braved the cool, damp day to come out and we can't thank you enough.
Centre School Open House, September 7, 2014
ECPS was proud to work with the DNR on the Centre School annual open house. It was wonderful seeing the old schoolhouse surrounded by children again and to be able to share our knowledge of its history and learn more from others. A few visitors had relatives that taught at or attended the school. We're working to compile a book of memories of Centre School, so if you have any tales to tell please get in touch.
Cecil County Fair, July 2014
For the first time, ECPS had a booth at the county fair and, WOW, what fun! It was hot, it was dry (except for that one night when black clouds rolled overhead and I said, "It'll pass, no need to pack up". Oops.), BUT... there was the Young Farmers' ice cream, the Kiwanis Club's lemonade, and the chance to see old friends and make new ones. There was also the opportunity to pay my soaking wet daughter a dollar to surprise a certain politician with a big bear hug. He didn't flinch. So hats off to Delegate David Rudolph for being a good sport. Hats off, too, to all who stopped in at the booth to say hello and share their love of Cecil County and its history. We hope to see you again soon!