Julie Druker | Apr 22, 2015
Over 100 lively pancake lovers filled the Maberly hall for the Maberly Agricultural Society's annual Maple Festival/Pancake Brunch fundraiser on April 18. Diners enjoyed home-made maple baked beans, sausages, and pancakes made from a secret family recipe that organizers have been using since the fundraiser began over two decades ago. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the annual Maberly Fair, which this year will take place on Saturday, August 29 at the fairgrounds. The theme for this year's fair is “sheep and goats” which should make the fair parade extra special and one to remember. Gord Patterson, who donated the maple syrup for the event, was also on hand selling his maple syrup products. Paul Pospisil, past president and current board member of the Agricultural Society, who also directs the horticulture division of the fair, had cleaned out his library earlier in the morning and donated a number of gardening books to the event.
The next fundraiser for the society will be their annual “Pie in the Sky” event, which will take place on Saturday, July 4 at the fairgrounds. Home-made pies will be up for grabs and the society's current president, Fred Barrett, will be on hand with one of his telescopes set up. He will be inviting guests to take a peek into the celestial spheres.