The sap was certainly flowing on Sunday when we tapped a couple maple trees around the perimeter of the church! Children were able to see/taste tree sap, turn a small amount of it into sugar, learn how to identify maple trees, and learn when/how to tap them... and of course everyone got to sample some of last year's syrup (with waffles) from Aaron Jones’s own collection! A special thank-you goes to Aaron for leading this fun and informational event for the children. Keep an eye out for our white collection buckets in the upcoming weeks – families will be checking them to make sure the sap is still running and the buckets are not overflowing. Fingers crossed for a bountiful syrup season!
Families, mark your calendars! On Sunday, February 23rd after service, the RE Program is having a Maple Syrup Event! Aaron Jones has offered to teach the children how to identify a maple tree and tap one for sap using the big maple right outside the church door. To complement the theme of the day, there will be tasty waffles with some of the syrup Aaron collected last year as well.
Following this event, we are also looking for children and families who would be interested in “adopting a tap” – buckets collecting sap from the church maple tree will need to be checked and swapped out, and Aaron is also willing to lend the materials if families want to tap maple trees in their own backyards to help collect! Please let Kendra know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your child(ren) would be interested in adopting a tap. Depending on how much/how quickly sap is collected, there will be a later event where children will have the opportunity to get involved in the syrup-making process too!"