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UMFK to host its annual "Sucrerie" on March 19

March 2, 2009

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual “Sucrerie” on Thursday, March 19, from 11:00 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.                       

The maple taffy pull and taste testing are free to the public.  The public is encouraged to attend the “Sucrerie.”  

A nominal fee of $7 per plate will be charged for the Acadian meal only.  The committee has worked with Jason Carter, ARAmark dining services manager to create the perfect menu for the event.            

All ployes will be served by staff and student volunteers from the UMFK campus community.                                    

Organizers of the “Sucrerie” are working with Henry Carbone, part-time UMFK faculty member who produces maple syrup as a hobby, and Camille Theriault, UMFK building and grounds maintenance crew leader. 

Local school teachers interested in bringing their classes to the event should contact, in advance, the UMFK University Relations office at 207-834-7557. 

For more information, contact the University Relations office at 834-7557 or by e-mail at: umfknews@maine.edu