Eat pancakes with real maple syrup and then see how it’s made

The Helderberg Kiwanis Club is raising funds with its annual pancake breakfast, and Maple producers will be open for tours.

The breakfast at the Knox firehouse on Sunday, March 30, runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The all-you-can-eat meal includes pancakes topped with locally produced, real maple syrup; sausage; eggs; applesauce; ice cream; and beverages.

There will be crafts for sale, including bluebird houses made by Kiwanis members; a petting zoo; and pony rides. The cost for the pancake breakfast is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12, and children under 5 eat for free.

This is the club’s big fund-raiser for the year, and the proceeds are spent on various projects that help people in the local community — holiday dinners for families, camp for a local child, back-to-school supplies, and Little League. 

Visitors may go to farms in the scenic Berne-Knox area to see how sap is boiled down to make maple syrup.  Three maple producers — Mountain Winds Farm, Malachi Farms, and Lounsbury Farms — will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Maps will be available at the Knox firehouse, and these self-guided maple-producer tours are free.

For more information, or if you have any questions, call 331-6685 or visit www.hilltowns.org and click on Hilltown Maple Events.

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