Monday, January 26, 2015

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Accepting Applications for participation in the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Parade

Organizations, businesses, or individuals who wish to enter a float into the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival parade are invited to enter an application between now and April 20. The SMSF parade will be held on April 26, 2014 starting at 2:30 p.m. and is the grand finale for the weekend-long festival.

The parade will follow a route which begins on Federal Road, runs down Wright Avenue, and then south on Chippewa Street. The application form can be downloaded here. Contact parade chair Clif Lehner at (989) 506-5728 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Download a parade application


Princess Pagent update

2013 Princesses - photo courtesy of Fisher PhotographyAge divisions k-2 and 3-5 are full and there are only three more spots in 6-8.

If any young ladies are interested contact Lisa Badour at 989-492-4720. It should be another great year. We have so much fun!

Our pageant is about having fun and making friends, learning that they are strong young ladies and they can do anything they put their mind to.


Collecting Sap

Volunteers collecting sap to boil down into Maple SyrupTonight I followed the volunteers as they collect sap from the buckets that have been attached to the town's maple trees. As it turns out, it takes quite crowd to get every bucket, plus someone has to drive the tractor. With everybody else walking, it might sound like the job of tractor driver is pretty cushy, but from what I saw there really is just a lot of stopping and waiting. Plus, it looked cold.

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