TAUNY’s annual Sugaring Off Party has been set for Saturday March 10th from 10 am to noon, at the TAUNY Center in Canton.
The Sugaring Off Party celebrates sugaring as French-Canadian families would have done a century ago.
The Sugaring Off Party will include festive activities, crafts, and sweet treats. A reading of The Sugaring Off Party by Jonathan London sets the tone for the event. Participants step into the book with a recreation of the book’s party led by fiddler Gretchen Koehler and her family.
Koehler will teach guests traditional French folk dances and songs and share the secret to playing the spoons. Local maple producer Art Hurlbut of Hurlbut’s Maple Products will also be at the party to make wax-on-snow to share with guests.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for this program.
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Photo: Gretchen Koehler teaching children traditional French folk dances at the 2017 Sugaring Off Party at The TAUNY Center.