The Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Association held its annual Banquet and Maple Queen Contest on June 23, 2010 at the Bonanza Restaurant in Wysox, Pa. Three young ladies competed for the crown. Alisha Nudo, 20 year old daughter of Tammy Nudo from Tunkhannock, was crowned this year’s Alternate Maple Queen. Alisha attends Misericordia University. Sharae Dean, 17 year old daughter of Stephanie and Jeffrey Dean, was crowned the alternate. Sharae attends Canton High School. Ekko Stimson, 17 year old daughter of Chuck and Theresa Stimsom, was crowned the Maple Queen. Ekko also attends the Canton High School.
After the ladies spent time with the judges they each gave a presentation to the audience showing their knowledge of maple syrup making. All 3 young ladies will be seen throughout the area over the next year promoting Maple Syrup. Ekko will go on the Pennsylvania State Maple Tour in September to compete for the Title of Pennsylvania Maple Sweetheart.
The 2010 Pennsylvania Maple tour is being Hosted by the Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Association on September 17 and 18 at the Treadway Inn located in Owego NY. While it is being hosted at a New York location, all of the tour stops will be in Pennsylvania. For information about the tour and registration, call (570) 395-3458.