The Troutville Lions Club cooked apple butter in November. The two-day event was held at Danny Billing’s place in Troutville.
The process has been modernized to include electric stirrers and propane heat which greatly reduces manpower requirements once the kettles are filled and contents heated. The effort still requires a full crew early in the morning to set up and fill the kettles and, as seen above, to take off the cooked apple butter from the kettles and fill jars later in the day. The Troutville Lions, chartered in 1941, celebrated their 75th Anniversary last year and have been producing apple butter each year for over 30 years.
The Troutville Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Troutville Town Hall. Lions clubs are men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Troutville Lions Club, contact Helen Tippie at (540) 330-3863.