Maple Syrup funds parks and recreation

In the little village of Shepherd, Michigan just off US-127 between Mount Pleasant and Alma, buckets hang off every maple tree in sight, and if you listen closely, you can hear the drip drip drip of the sap running down the tube and into the bucket.

To Shepherd, it is more than just maple sap. Every year the village produces aver 1,000 gallons of maple syrup, all of which are sold or used during the Maple Syrup Festival. The funds from the syrup and the festival go back to the community to fund little league baseball teams, park improvements, and other community events.

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