Kids turn the cider crank at a past Soup and Cider Day. Contributed / North Yarmouth Historical Society

The North Yarmouth Historical Society’s annual Soup and Cider Day will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth.

Hansel’s Orchard in North Yarmouth has donated bushels of apples and Soup and Cider Day participants are encouraged to help make cider using an antique press. A potluck meal of homemade soup, chowder, cornbread, rolls and dessert will be available.

“It’s a DIY midday community feast,” NYHS President Katie Murphy said. “Past Soup and Cider events have seen an outpouring of neighborly generosity.”

Soup and Cider Day was started in the 1980s when NYHS volunteer Liza Chandler found out about a cider press dating from 1872. The press was brought to NYHS and restored and has been used annually for Cider Day. Eventually, the cold weather prompted volunteers to bring pots of soup and the event evolved into Soup and Cider Day.

Volunteers are needed to help kids and families work the cider press, pass around jugs of cider and staff the refreshment table. Interested volunteers should contact or call 207-846-4379 for more information.

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