Around the Sound: Apple press attracts a crowd

By Nancy Covert

The sight of a hand-powered apple press in operation at the Orr Home Property in Steilacoom on  Sept. 29 proved too hard for folks to resist so about two dozen kids and their parents took advantage of the autumn-themed activities at the Steilacoom Historical Museum that day: apple prints, apple identification and pressing cider. Press operator Buzz Brake showed the kiddoes the fine points of producing this fall beverage. Steilacoom’s traditional apple squeeze takes place on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 10-4 p.m.