Cane Syrup Day 2012

Making syrup
Park Guide Randy Dillard guides Francis around the cane press as Park Volunteer Tom Post feeds sugarcane into press.


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News Release Date: August 29, 2012

Contact: Randall "Randy" Dillard, 229-824-4104 ex. 46

Contact: Kevin Alexander, 229-824-4104 ex. 39

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is pleased to announce the celebration of
Cane Syrup Day, Saturday, November 17, 2012.Demonstrations will be presented throughout the day between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This event will highlight cane syrup making in the "good old days".Demonstrations will include cane stripping, cane squeezing, syrup making, corn shelling, and blacksmithing.

Visitors to the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm will enjoy watching the park staff feed the freshly cut sugar cane into the mule driven cane press. In the press, the cane is passed through rollers to extract the juice.

President Carter wrote about how sugar cane was turned into syrup on his father's farm in his book An Hour Before Daylight. President Carter's childhood memories are kept alive through living history demonstrations on the Boyhood Farm.

Make plans to visit the boyhood farm at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site for Cane Syrup Day and experience what life was like in the 1930's.

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