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Preparations underway for Mule Day

October 30, 2006

Calvary-  Mule Day isn't until Saturday, November 4th and already the grounds were buzzing with activity.  Saturday marks the 34th Mule Day celebration.

Cane syrup is a big part of that event. Local Sugar cane was harvested and Monday, with the help of a little horse power, was crushed and boiled and bottled for the more than 100,000 visitors expected in Calvary Saturday. 

"This process originally came from Spain, the Spaniards brought it over and over on the east coast of Florida, they used great big iron kettles were used to cook this down, they would cook syrup and of course they would make sugar too," said Earl Williams, Lion's Club Past President. 

It takes 10 gallons of crushed sugar cane juice to create one gallon of syrup. Mule Day festivities start Friday night with the gospel sing and run all day Saturday.  Proceeds from the event will be put towards sight conservation.

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