Princess Pageant Winners Announced

The following is a list of this year’s Princess Pageant winners:

K-2 grade:

Runner up- Myia Huzzey
Princess-Kearnin Alexander

3-5th grade

Runner up-Karley Hill
Princess-Riley Bendele

6-8th grade

Runner up-Erika Sikes
Princess-Kaitlynn Griffin

Miss Congeniality

Kearnin Alexander
Angel Sikes
Kaitlyn Griffin

Pancake Eating Contest to be held Sunday, April 30 at 9 a.m.

As part of the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, competitors will put their bellies to the test on Sunday, April 30 at 9 a.m. when they compete in the Pancake Eating Contest under the tent in front of Shepherd High School. Adam McCann of Midland was the winner last year by eating 15
pancakes in eight minutes. We heard that there will be “royalty representation” at this fun event, so it is one you won’t want to miss! “Everyone is welcome,” says event coordinator Kathy Shepard. “The only thing participants need to bring is an appetite for fresh, hot-off-the-grill pancakes.”

Purchase a Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival T-Shirt

Got some ‘Maple Syrup Festival ‘ t-shirts for sale. S-M-L-XL and 2xl. $10.00 each and 12.00 for a 2XL. Proceeds go to the FESTIVAL. T-Shirts will be available for sale at the Isabella Bank of Shepherd, and in front of the Shepherd Park.

Kathy Edwards, The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Parade Grand Marshal

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Kathy Edwards has been selected as Grand Marshal of the 2017 Maple Syrup Festival Parade. It will be held Sunday, April 30, at 2:30 pm on the main street (Wright Avenue) of Shepherd. Kathy is a sales representative for Advanced Specialty Rx, a Michigan-based long-term care pharmacy. She is also a realtor for Coldwell Bankers. As a Shepherd High School graduate, Kathy remembers her high school days of serving the pancake and sausage dinners in classrooms all down the Middle School hallway.

Carnival Information

RIDES! GAMES! FOOD! FAMILY FUN on the Midway!! April 27-30, 2017
Thursday ?- Dusk Buddy Night 2for$20
Friday 1-10pm $20
Saturday 9am-Dusk $20
Sunday 10am-after parade (4pm) $20

Bubble Event Added to Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Schedule

A new event in which participants battle each other while wearing giant, inflated balls has been added to the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival schedule this year. Thursday’s location at the soccer field at the North end of town. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Village Park. $5.00 for 10 minutes Come have some fun! Edit Document

Pre-Festival Events

Saturday, April 15

Princess Pageant – Begins at 1 p.m. inside the High School Auditorium
Queen’s Pageant – Begins at 7 p.m. inside the High School Auditorium

Saturday, April 22

Silverware Wrapping Bee – Begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the High School Cafeteria
Sausage making – Begins at 8 a.m. at Smith and Sons in Mount Pleasant. If you have questions, please call Kevin Edwards at (989) 330-8212

Tractor Pull

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Cement Tractor Pull
Saturday, April 29
Pull starts at 10:00 AM