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Mill Creek maple syrup sold out

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Last year's batch of Mill Creek Maple Syrup sold out in 24 hours. This year, the supply was snatched up in just three hours.

The sweet stuff went on sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Thursday morning. By early afternoon, the inventory  in the gift shop was gone.  Proceeds from syrup sales will go to the Children's Play Area at the Wick Recreation Area.

About three-hundred bottles of the syrup was made from sap gathered from trees in the nearby Charles S. Robinson Maple Grove.

The sap was boiled down at a new sugar house at the James L. Wick Recreation Area. It takes 40-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of pure maple syrup and each syrup bottle is individually labeled and hand-numbered

The Sugar House was constructed this spring by volunteers from the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association.

On Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m., volunteers from the Mill Creek Maple project and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) will host a special "Mmm-mmm Maple Syrup" event at the Sugar House. PLYMC Librarians will host a story time for kids, and Mill Creek Maple volunteers will be on hand with syrup samples to taste.

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