The community comes out Saturday for the annual sweet celebration.
A sweet smell wafted through the air both inside and out Saturday at the Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights. More than 200 people poured in to the seventh annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration, which featured children's activities and lessons centered on the maple sugaring process. April Claus, nature center naturalist, said she was excited about this year's turnout. Families inside the nature center sat down to a morning breakfast of sausage and pancakes topped wth maple syrup. A number of activities outside included a taffy candy-making demonstration. Children also played in a nearby field, testing the kites they crafted. The Sewickley Heights History Center was open to visitors as well.
Annual Pancake Breakfast & Maple Sugaring Festival provides opportunity to learn about sugaring process.
Despite the steady downpour of rain Saturday, crowds of people came out for the sixth annual "Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration" at Fern Hollow Nature Center in Sewickley Heights. Many children’s activities were moved inside for the event, but festivalgoers were able to walk to the trees tapped for the maple sugaring and learn about the process. “Luckily, this past week the weather was cooperative and we were able to take second-graders from local schools down to the trees to see how the process worked, but I’m excited by the turn out today too,” said April Clause, nature center naturalist. The Beaver County Conservation District and Bradys Run Park provided the nature center with sugar buckets, pancake dispensers and …