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These 10 Nicest Places in America Will Tug at Your Heartstrings

Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: In the small town of <a href="http://www.rd.com/nicestplaces/doaks-house-waterford-oh/">Waterford, Ohio</a>, one household stands out. One fall Saturday every other year or so, Roger and Shirley Doak open their doors for family, friends, and strangers. Since the 1960s, they’ve turned a day devoted to making apple butter into an all-day event. They start the fire at dawn, then take turns stirring, socialize, and nosh on a buffet spread until sunset. By the end of the day, they've created hundreds of jars of apple butter together. Don't miss these other <a href="http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/extraordinary-generosity/1/">stories of extraordinary generosity</a>.

The Doaks’ House in Waterford, Ohio

In the small town of Waterford, Ohio, one household stands out. One fall Saturday every other year or so, Roger and Shirley Doak open their doors for family, friends, and strangers. Since the 1960s, they’ve turned a day devoted to making apple butter into an all-day event. They start the fire at dawn, then take turns stirring, socialize, and nosh on a buffet spread until sunset. By the end of the day, they've created hundreds of jars of apple butter together. Don't miss these other stories of extraordinary generosity.
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