Sugar Day takes Kent House visitors back to the good old days

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Kent House staff invited the public to step back in time this weekend for their annual Sugar Day celebration.

The family friendly event based around how sugar was made way back when.

Visitors could play old lawn games, shop around at the arts and crafts vendors or enjoy demonstrations.

The sweet smells of the 1840's sugar mill out back were hard to miss. Guests could get an up close look at the sugar making process, and even a little taste.

Kent House Executive Director Alice Scarborough said out of all of their events, this one is her favorite.

"Sugar Day is probably our favorite festival, it is definitely our largest one," Scarborough said. "It is not a fundraiser, it is part of our education program. So, everything all the vendors, everything has to be handmade. All of the demonstrations go back to the day. And of course the syrup is boiling right now in the sugar mill, so they will be doing sugar all day long."

Next, Kent House staff are ready to deck the halls for their Old Fashioned Christmas celebration on December 10 ,from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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