The 42nd annual Lutheran Memorial Camp’s Maple Syrup Festival was attended by more than 600 people. Dining on pancakes and maple syrup were 547 of those visitors.
Organizers of the event noted that this was one of the largest number of visitors in recent years and the result is that 30 youngsters will be able to attend camp this summer. Funding for these campers is made possible by the Maple Syrup festival visitors.
Pat Surbella, LMC office manager, expressed appreciation to Cody Miller for stepping in at the last minute to help with the Sugar Bush.
“His knowledge was an enhancement, for sure,” she commented.
She also thanked Don Smith for the time he spent rebuilding the camp wagon; Avalon Nine for their music, Cub Scout Troop #55 members and their parents and the 50 volunteers.
Special mention should be made, she said, of Jared Hudson, the candy man; Christy’s Quilts and More and the 3s CraftWorks and Mike Ford who made Sassafras Tea. Erlsten Brothers furnished maple syrup in addition to the camp’s own syrup.
Jocelyn Rodriguez taps a maple tree at the LMC Maple Syrup festival
These brothers, Alex and Evan Blumenschein volunteering to serve pancakes at the LMC
Maple Syrup Festival