By Marianne Bull
The Apple Squeeze is not just about apples.
In Steilacoom Town Hall, you can watch demonstrations of weaving and spinning; at the Wagon Shop on Main Street, you can examine vintage tools and carriages. In the Steilacoom Historical Museum a wonderful collection of hats from the last century is on special temporary exhibit.
Several local and regional groups will entertain during the day. Jeanlizabeth, Spot the Dog, Kristi and Steve Nebel, Alicia Healey and Eileen Cuba will be found under the band tent at the top of the Post Office steps.
Eating is a favorite pastime at the Squeeze and beyond the apple related foods will be roasted nuts, roasted corn and Indian fry bread. But if apple flavors are still on your mind, the apple cider floats are like melted apple pie.
Danny Marshall, leader of the Steilacoom tribe, will tell tribal stories at 2:00 in the Steilacoom Museum Educational Room.
Along the street fair booths will entice with jewelry, baskets, wood products, clothing, soaps and much more. Children will enjoy activities designed just for them in the tennis court area, sponsored by the Steilacoom High School Key Club. Pony rides will open at noon.
There is much to do and see at the Squeeze, but of course, apples will reign for the day! Many volunteers will be donating their time to help you press apples into cider the old fashioned way. You can also buy jugs of pasteurized award winning cider freshly made by Lattin’s Country Cider Mill.
The 2014 Museum Calendar will be hot off the press and available for sale in front of Town Hall.
And everywhere scarecrows will greet you as part of the look of fall in historic Steilacoom. Get information at www.steilacoomhistorical.org or call 584-4133.