Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cassetti enjoys maple fest at Ansonia Nature Center

Mayor David S. Cassetti and Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center Director Alison Rubelmann taste sap from a maple tree at the nature center. / Photo by Ansonia Alderman Lorie Vaccaro

ANSONIA - Alison Rubelmann, Ansonia Nature Center director, Saturday taps a maple tree to collect sap to make maple syrup during the Center's annual Maple Festival.
It takes 40 gallons of sap, to be boiled down to make one gallon of pure maple syrup.

The event was a huge success, based on the number of participants.
Rubelmann led a group of children and adults and demonstrated the process of tapping maple trees, using a hand drill.

Mayor David S. Cassetti and others tasted the sap as it flowed out of the trees. It was an educational, and fun time for all.

This is taken from a press release from Cassetti's office.

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