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Syrup Sales Support Mill Creek Wick Recreation Area

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A donation from the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association has created an endowment to support the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks.

The $4,387 gift was funded by the sale of maple syrup made by neighborhood group members using sugar maple trees planted in the Wick Recreation Area along McCollum Road.

“The Rocky Ridge Neighbors are thrilled to contribute to the beginnings of a unique sustainable legacy that has been created by the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation,” said John Slanina, association president, in a statement.

“Just as community leaders over 65 years ago planted the sugar maple grove in the Wick Recreation Area, which residents enjoy today, we hope this endowment will grow and provide support to future generations of parkgoers.”

This year’s batch of Mill Creek maple syrup is now available for purchase at the Fellows Riverside Gardens for $15 per bottle.

Pictured: Members of the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association donate proceeds from the sale of maple syrup to create an endowment at the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.