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Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area: Appalachian History Preserved

OHCHA is able to pay for the Inspiring Practices Awards and Appalachian Heritage Luncheon through membership fees, small grants and serving as fiscal agent for the PawPaw Festival in Athens every September, Grove said.

“Having that awareness built while we were at the conference between all the entities as to how (we) might work together, it makes that idea of more national recognition more of a reality,” Grove said.

Despite little funding, O’Grady said he takes pride in OHCHA’s board, which has stuck around for more than 15 years and devoted the time it can to the promotion of Ohio’s history.

“What always has fascinated and impressed me was how much of what is done out there is done by individuals and volunteers who have no resources, and when you start supporting those efforts, the great strides that they can make with some financial support,” O’Grady said.

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Blanching, boiling, packing and processing

Please welcome guest blogger Barbara Fisher, author of food blog Tigers and Strawberries. Says Fisher of her blog: ‘On the farm, I gathered eggs and learned how to dress out hogs, steer and chickens and how to harvest and preserve the fruits of summer. With a childhood like that, it’s no wonder I became obsessed […]

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