Fruit and many types of berries grown in a member’s garden, along with sugar, pectin, jars and lids, were donated so that we could hold a jelly and jam making day. The only problem was that our downtown Truro location has no kitchen. The Anglican Church, just across the street from us, very generously provided us with the use of their kitchen facilities for a whole day, free of charge, so that we could go ahead with our fundraiser.
The pictures tell the tale—at the end of the day, we had made 138 jars of wonderful jams and jellies, all ready for labels with our logo. We had such a great day—during which we reminded each other to stir with “elbows down.” It’s amazing how helpful that instruction is when you spend a whole day stirring!
We expect to make over $800 for our Region from the project. In fact, we had made almost half of that amount by the very next day!