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UMFK to host its annual ‘Sucrerie’ on March 17


FORT KENT — The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host its annual “Sucrerie” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 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. A fee of $8 per plate will be charged for the Acadian meal only.  The committee has worked with Jason Carter and Ruth Maizus, ARAmark dining services, to create the perfect menu for the event.

Warren and Joan Harvey, both from Fort Kent, will perform several French Acadian musical pieces that are favorites of many residents of the St. John Valley.

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 Acadian Festival.

Organizers of the “Sucrerie” are working with Henry Carbone, part-time UMFK faculty member 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, in advance, the UMFK University Relations office at 834-7557.

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

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