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Springs plans maple fest

MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS-The Middletown Springs Historical Society will hold the twenty-third annual Maple Festival on the town green and indoors on Sunday, March 13 from 1-4 pm.

Special guests include Truman Young, veteran sugarmaker from Tinmouth, and Wilson Clark, past president of the Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Association. The duo will discuss the evolution of maple syrup-making technique using artifacts from the historical society's collection.

The event will feature Fred Bradley's demonstration of early maple sugar boiling in a cast iron kettle over an open fire

Maple desserts created by society members, maple products and crafts, and new 2011 syrup will be available.

Old-fashioned sugar on snow and maple cotton candy are also favorites at the annual event.

Videos about Vermont maple sugaring will be shown continuously.

A raffle will be held during the festival with over 50 prizes including $75 and $500 in cash, maple gift baskets, maple syrup and maple products, craft items, and gift certificates from local businesses.

A silent auction will be held during the festival featuring crafts, merchant donations and services.

Acoustic music and childrens activities enliven the free afternoon event.

For more information about the festival, call David Wright at 802-235-2376.

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