ALL ARTS COUNCIL
RADIO SCRIPT
for the
36th
Maple Festival
April 26-28, 2002

      The 36th Annual Vermont Maple Festival begins in St. Albans on Friday, April 26, and runs through Sunday, April 28. The All Arts Council offers art on the walls and music in the streets for the entire weekend.

RADIO AD FOR APRIL 18-25
All events

Dick Hey, Betty, I hear there's more to the Maple Festival than Vermont's liquid gold.
Betty Fun, rides, games, exhibits, continuous entertainment, and more. Pure Vermont Maple ... Made in the U.S.A. and it starts in St. Albans on April 26th!
Dick I'll bet there's some Maple Syrup, too.
Betty <sigh> Let's see if we can get through the whole list
Dick Pancake Breakfasts and donuts
Betty A great antique show
Dick Talent show, fiddlers, and Main Street entertainment
Betty Sugarhouse Tours on Saturday
Dick Maple Exhibits and Vermont specialty foods
Betty Carnival Rides and a new climbing wall
Dick All Arts Council exhibit in City Hall and the Craft Show at BFA
Betty the Sap Run Sunday morning
Dick Is there room for anything else?
Betty Dick!!! Don't forget the Parade. Sunday Afternoon at one o'clock!
Announcer The 36th annual Vermont Maple Festival, April 26, 27, and 28 is sponsored by BankNorth Vermont, Ben and Jerry's, Chittenden Bank, Maplefields, Key Bank, Northwest Medical Center, People's Trust Company, Pepsi, and WLFE 102.3FM-WWSR 1420AM. Call the St Albans Area Chamber of Commerce at 524-2444. On the Web at V-T-MAPLEFESTIVAL-DOT-ORG

GENERAL AD #2 FOR APRIL 18-25
Maple Exhibits

Betty I've seen you eating maple candy, Dick. Want to see how it's made?
Dick We actually make maple candy right there at the Vermont Maple Festival?
Betty Sure. The Maple Exhibit Hall and Vermont Maple store in BFA has a great kitchen where we can boil syrup. When it's hot enough we put it in a pig that stirs it with a worm in its nose. Then we pour the cooked syrup into a mold and as soon as it cools it's ready for you to eat.
Dick And I love to stop at the sugar house right in the middle of Taylor Park. You know that they boil sap into syrup right on the spot for people to try. Mmm, mm. Delicious
Betty The Chamber of Commerce also has a bus tour to Carman Brook Maple Farm in Highgate on Saturday.
Dick All the maple businesses have displays. The maple store sells syrup, maple cream, maple chocolates, and maple vinegar. There are maple creemees at the Main Street booth and the festival sugar house has maple shakes and sugar on snow
Betty I'm pretty sure you said maple often enough.
Announcer Join your neighbors for the North Country tradition that signals the arrival of Spring. The 36th annual Vermont Maple Festival, April 26, 27, and 28, is sponsored by BankNorth Vermont, Ben and Jerry's, Chittenden Bank, Maplefields, Key Bank, Northwest Medical Center, People's Trust Company, Pepsi, and WLFE 102.3FM-WWSR 1420AM. For more info, call the St Albans Area Chamber of Commerce at 524-2444. Or online at V-T-MAPLEFESTIVAL-DOT-ORG

GENERAL RADIO AD #3 FOR RUN APRIL 22-25

Dick I just took a tramp in the woods, Betty
Betty I hope you left him there
Dick All the sap buckets are in and all the maple tubing is blown out.
Betty Yup, it's time to celebrate a good maple season at the 36th Annual Vermont Maple Festival
Dick That's this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in St Albans
Betty The big news this year is our opening ceremony, at 11:00 AM Saturday. Claire Hungerford singing the National Anthem on the Main Street Stage. And the best Franklin County bands!
Dick And all the maple exhibits, demonstrations, and the Vermont Maple Store are in the BFA Cafeteria.
Betty The Craft Show is in the BFA Gym. The Talent Show and the Fiddlers Show are in the BFA Auditorium and even the Maple Festival office is in the Cafeteria.
Dick I know there's more
Betty Bragging rights for the biggest maple syrup contest in the world and Vermont's Best Maple Cook wins our championship maple cooking contest.
Dick Ooh, ooh. And we make maple candy in the cafeteria (thought I'd forget, didn't you)
Betty Darn it, Dick, you forget the Parade again. Sunday afternoon at one o'clock!
Announcer The 36th annual Vermont Maple Festival, April 26th, 27th, and 28th, is sponsored in part by Banknorth Vermont, Maplefields, Chittenden Bank, Pepsi, the Northwest Medical Center, and WLFE 102.3FM-WWSR 1420AM. For more info, call the St Albans Area Chamber of Commerce at 524-2444. On the Web at V-T-MAPLEFESTIVAL-DOT-ORG

RADIO AD for FRIDAY APRIL 26 ONLY
Friday entertainment

Betty Whew. Three dozen years of the Vermont Maple Festival opens today, Dick
Dick I'm not going to miss the Youth Talent Show at BFA tonight. It starts at 7, and it's always popular.
Betty That's for sure. Get your tickets at the Maple Information Booth on Main Street right now!
Dick Betty, can you hear the Main Street stage?
Betty I hear country music now and I know the Kids on the Block, the BFA Chamber Singers, and Obediah are all playing this afternoon
Dick We've got the best Franklin County bands all weekend. There should be some maple stuff, too, eh?
Betty The Maple Exhibit Hall and Vermont Maple store has the candy making demonstrations, hundreds of contest entries, plus the maple business displays as well as maple mementoes, and syrup, maple cream, maple chocolate, and even maple vinegar.
Dick Cool. What are we doing in this radio booth? Let's get out there right now!
Announcer Join your neighbors for the North Country tradition that signals the arrival of Spring. The 36th annual Vermont Maple Festival, April 26th, 27th, and 28th, is sponsored by Ben and Jerry's, Chittenden Bank, Maplefields, Banknorth Vermont, Pepsi, Key Bank, Northwest Medical Center, People's Trust Company, and 102.3 WLFE/AM 1420 WWSR. For more info, call the St Albans Area Chamber of Commerce at 802-524-2444. Or online at V-t-webs-dom-com-slash-maplefest.

RADIO AD for SATURDAY APRIL 27 ONLY
Saturday entertainment

Dick Wow! The 36th Annual Vermont Maple Festival is in full swing today
Betty I'm getting ready for the Maple Festival Awards Dinner tonight.
Dick And I'm not going to miss the Fiddler's Variety Show right after. It's always standing room only.
Betty That's means you want to get your tickets for both at the Maple Information Booth on Main Street right now!
Dick Can you hear the Main Street stage yet?
Betty Ben Patton, that funny magic guy Tom Joyce, Mark Sustic's Farewell Tour, the country music of _____________, and your Franklin County Medley with the Roxy Dance Studio and the Talent Show winners and a preview of the Fiddlers show.
Dick It's a big day all over St Albans with a Pancake Breakfast, the Historical Museum, the All Arts Council Fine Art Exhibit and the Vermont Specialty Foods Show at City Hall
Betty Antique Show and Sale, the Carnival in the parking lot, Maple Exhibits and Demonstrations, that great Craft Show, and the Three Muses at the Kept Writer.
Dick Sugarhouse Tours today only. Gotta go! And Betty, you need to get ready for tomorrow's parade.
Announcer Join your neighbors for the North Country tradition that signals the arrival of Spring. The 35th annual Vermont Maple Festival is on right now through Sunday. Check it out online at V-T-MAPLEFESTIVAL-DOT-ORG.

      The 36th Vermont Maple Festival is sponsored by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, BankNorth-Vermont, the Franklin County Maple Producers Co-operative, Key Bank, Maplefields, Northwest Medical Center, Peoples Trust Company, Pepsi, the Vermont Department of Agriculture, radio stations WWSR/WLFE, and the UVM Extension Service. Call the festival office (802-524-5800) or check VTMapleFestival.org for more info.
Click here for the Main Street entertainment schedule
and here for the AAC Art Gallery lineup.


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All Arts Dick Harper, Chair
P.O. Box 1
Highgate Springs, VT 05460
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