Maple Producers to Hold First Tapping in Athens
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/06/2013
With spring just around the corner, the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association is nearly ready for tree-tapping season. On March 16, the organization will sponsor its annual First Official Maple Tree Tapping at the Maple Grove Charter School near Athens in Marathon County.
The event kicks off with a Pancake breakfast at Ed & Sharon's Banquet Hall in Merrill, followed by the tapping ceremony at the school at noon.
The first tree will be tapped by Alice in Dairyland Rochelle Ripp. A proclamation sent by Governor Scott Walker will also be read to recognize March 15 through April 15 as Maple Month in Wisconsin.
For more information about the First Officials Maple Tapping, call 715-447-5758.