March 6, 2017
Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual “Sucrerie” on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nowland Hall.
The “maple sugar recreation” has drawn more than 300 community members to campus in years past. The event features a traditional maple taffy pull on the snow, an Acadian meal, and live entertainment by Warren and Joan Harvey.
The maple taffy pull and taste testing on-site and served over the snow for community members to enjoy are free to the public. The public is encouraged to attend the “Sucrerie.”
A nominal fee of $10 per plate will be charged for the Acadian meal and entertainment only. The committee has worked with Sodexo dining services, to create the perfect menu for the event.
All ployes will be served by staff, faculty, and student volunteers, who will be dressed in Acadian attire provided by the Acadian Festival Committee.
UMFK continues to preserve and foster an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture by hosting annual events, such as the “Sucrerie” and the “Fiddlers’ Jamboree.”
Local school teachers interested in bringing their classes to the event should contact the University Relations office in advance.
For more information, contact the University Relations office at 834-7557 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org