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Sweet treat: Maple Fest set for Sunday

Experience the making of maple syrup along with food and fun at the 2019 Maple Fest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Snavely’s Sugar Shack.

The Snavelys have been making maple syrup at their sugar camp, 9409 TR 138 in Republic, for eight generations and have about 1,200 taps — all on buckets — in six surrounding woods.

The Snavelys added a reverse osmosis machine and filter press to speed up the boiling out of the water from the sap. All this will be demonstrated at the camp.

A shuttle is to transport visitors back to the woods, where the Snavely family and friends are to demonstrate and explain the process of making maple syrup with the syrup available for sale.

The David Fruth family from Carey are to provide candy and sugar-making demonstrations. Candy and popcorn also are to be available for sale.

A pancake and sausage brunch, including soft serve ice cream, is to be served at a heated shop by the road. The meal costs for adults is $9, for children age 12 and older $5 and it is free for children age 5 and younger. The meal is provided by the Seneca Masonic Lodge.

Admission to the event is free. Signs are to be posted in the area of the event that day. Due to weather conditions, it may become necessary to change the date to another Sunday. For more information, visit the Snavely’s Sugar Shack Facebook page or call (419) 307-2172.

The event is promoted by Destination Seneca County. For more information about Destination Seneca County, call (567) 220-6387 or visit info@destinationsenecacounty.org.

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