March 6, 2018

Feb. 27, 2018 – Press Release


Clermont Parks Celebrate Maple Season
CONTACT: Mark D. Motz, Community Relations Manager, 513-309-9024

OWENSVILLE – One sure sign of spring on the horizon – sap running through sugar maple trees. The Clermont County Park District will celebrate this sweet sensation with a community event for all ages.

Please join us for a bite and a look at how syrup gets made. Plenty of photo, video and interview opportunities with our guests, with Park Director Chris Clingman and with naturalists Jana Marshall and Alyssa Rooks.
WHO: The Clermont County Park District and event sponsor Park National Bank
WHAT: The 13th annual Pancakes in the Park breakfast
WHEN: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10
WHERE: Pattison Park Lodge, 2228 U.S. Highway 50, Batavia, Ohio 45103
PRICE: Breakfast tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Free for children age 5 and under. Tickets available at the door.
WHAT ELSE: Free and open to the public – tours of the sugar bush trail, the sugar shack, demonstrations on making syrup, entertainment and a chance to purchase some of the park district’s hand-crafted, award-winning maple syrup.

“This event has been a great tradition for the Park District for the last dozen years,” Clingman said. “We’re looking forward to having people enjoying the meal, enjoying the chance to learn and just enjoying a morning in the park.

“We have excellent facilities and programs all over the county, but Pancakes in the Park has become our signature event. We are always trying to create family-friendly opportunities that tie our daily lives to the natural world. This is a perfect example. People eat breakfast every day, but how often do they realize some of what is on their table could come from their own back yard?”

“We are pleased to partner with the Park District on this event,” said Cyndy Wright, Assistant Vice President at event sponsor Park National Bank. “It’s all about community. We’re happy to do what we can to help bring people together to experience our county’s parks.”

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Mark D. Motz is the Community Relations Manager for the Clermont County Park District. A native Cincinnatian, he has worked for more than 25 years as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. Away from work, he enjoys photography, theater and spending time with his nine godchildren.

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