Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Township

By John Edwards

The Sheffields Bicentennial event scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Ackerman Family Farm on Abbe Road opposite St. Teresa Catholic Church has been canceled. Sheffield Village Councilwoman Jean Ackerman announced the cancellation at Village Council’s Sept. 28 meeting. Ackerman said the annual autumn apple butter making picnic, normally including only family members and invited guests but added to the schedule of Bicentennial events for 2015, would not take place at all this year due to a recent death and a variety of illnesses affecting members of her family.

“We’ll do it again next year as usual but, unfortunately, it’s not going to happen this year,” Ackerman told Village Council members.

A Bicentennial Lecture Series event, “Sheffield Then & Now—The Changing Scene,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Joyce E. Hanks Community Civic Center, 4575 Lake Road, Sheffield Lake will take place as planned. However Lorain County Historian Thomas Hoerrle instead of Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf (who will be out of town) will present the program. Herdendorf filled in for Hoerrle last month in presenting “A Walk Through St. Teresa Cemetery—A Repository of Sheffield’s German heritage” when Hoerrle fell ill. Herdendorf will be available to present “Military History of Sheffield—Sheffield’s Contribution to the Nation’s Defense” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Hanks Community Center as planned.

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