Learn How to Make Your Own Syrup! 

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Tap Your Trees

January 31, 2015
9am - 12pm
Visitors Center

Whether you’re a backyard gardener, woodlot owner or simply have a sweet tooth, join the Granville Kiwanis - syrup producers since 1971 - to learn the entire process of making delicious maple syrup.  This interactive class teaches techniques for tapping trees; discusses collection, storage and cooking methods; and explores kits and common household items that are used in maple syruping.  All participants will receive a discount (25% members/15% non-members) on basic syruping supplies at Daweswood Gifts and reference materials to take home.

Event Cost:

General Admission: $15.00
Members: $10.00




















Kiwanis' Own Maple Syrup

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Limited supplies available at Whits & the Granville Inn.

All purchases support Granville Kiwanis and our charities.

Personalized labels and many shapes and sizes available for business, gifts or special occasions! Contact Don Lewis at

Our club has been making syrup as a fundraiser for over 50 years. Join our Club and Help Us Make Syrup!






Granville Kiwanis Maple Syrup was featured in the September 2014 Kiwanis International Magazine. 

Don Lewis, Chair, gave an interview about the club's annual project and fundraiser. Bob Warner, maple syrup shack owner and operator and current member and past President of our club, was photographed educating the local school tours during a field trip to learn to tap trees and boil sap into syrup, which the club hosts each spring during its February-March collection and boiling. The syrup is sold throughout the year by club members as a fundraiser for the club's projects, and shared at the annual Pancake Day Fundraiser in the Spring, but don't wait until Spring, this fundraiser is completely weather dependent. So buy your stock of syrup now, while supplies last! Contact Don Lewis at for more information or see our website.

Click Here for a PDF of the 2014 September Kiwanis International Spotlight Article, featuring Granville Kiwanis' Own Maple Syrup Project.


Backyard Maple Syrup Making

Saturday, February 8, 2014


McPeek Lodge - 3447 Raccoon Valley Road, Granville OH

Sponsored by: Kiwanis Club of Granville, Warner’s Loudon Crest Farm, Granville Recreation District, and Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District

Come to McPeek Lodge on February 8, the beginning of the maple syrup season, and learn about hobby maple syrup making in your backyard or just maple syrup making in general.

The morning classroom session will cover tree identification, tapping, sap collection, boiling, packaging, equipment used and sources, and include hands-on activities in measuring sapwater sugar content, laying out equipment, boiling methods and tapping trees properly.

A lunch will be provided that will include Warner’s famous Maple Dogs, direct from the nearby Warner Sugar Camp followed by an optional tour of Warner’s sugar camp (maple woods and sugar house) that has been in continuous operation since the late 1800’s.

** Pre-registration is required.**

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