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41st Annual Maple Syrup Making Demonstration

Annapolis, Md. (March 9, 2011) — Cunningham Falls State Park will host the 41st Annual Maple Syrup Making Demonstration and pancake breakfast on March 12, 13, 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the William Houck Area.

Park staff will explain the history and how sap has been made into syrup. There will be maple syrup demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a piping hot sausage and pancake breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. A children’s tent and live music will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and a donation will be asked for entrance into the event. Youth groups are asked to donate $1 per person. Maryland made maple syrup, maple candy and related souvenirs will be available for sale.

A sign language interpreter is scheduled for demonstrations on each Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Pets are prohibited at the event, but welcome in the upper parking lot, falls lot and trails.

For more information or in case of inclement weather, contact the park at 301-271-7574 or visit

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Seven days advance notice is requested.

   March 9, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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