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UMFK to host its annual "Sucrerie" on March 22

March 7, 2012

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual “Sucrerie” on Thursday, March 22, 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.

The maple taffy pull and taste testing 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 ARAmark dining services, to create the perfect menu for the event.

All ployes will be served by staff, faculty, and student volunteers, from the UMFK campus community, who will be dressed in Acadian costumes provided by the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce.

Organizers of the “Sucrerie” are working with Henry Carbone, who produces maple syrup as a hobby, and Camille Theriault, retired UMFK employee.

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: umfknews@maine.edu