Patti’s March 26 “Inside New Gloucester” column

Carter Libby, a Boy Scout in Troop 135, hands Mia Henry of New Gloucester a takeout bean supper she ordered. Libby was one of several Scouts, along with Assistant Leader Paul Larrivee, to volunteer their services for the fundraiser held at Amvets Post 6 on March 20.  Patti Mikkelsen / For Lakes Region Weekly

Maine Maple Weekend

Smother your pancakes with maple syrup tapped and boiled at Royal River Orchards, 201 Peacock Hill Road, during Maine Maple Weekend, March 27-28. Owners David and Leslee Clark are your hosts.

Pancake breakfasts with all of the fixings take place both days from 9 a.m. to noon or until sold out. Outdoor seating and to-go options are available. The menu includes buttermilk pancakes with syrup; maple baked beans; ham, bacon or venison sausage; and hot chocolate or coffee. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 12.

Boiling demonstrations will be held both days from 9 a.m. until late afternoon, or until the sap runs out. The farmstand is open for maple sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to syrup, there will be maple baked goods, maple ice cream, jars of applesauce and apple butter for sale. Credit and debit cards are being accepted.

This is an outdoor event; masks must be worn and social distancing must be practiced. For more information, call 625-4756.

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