Geauga County – Maple Max has had one exciting year! He was officially “born” last March after an extensive contest had local elementary school students submitting possible names for the new Geauga County Tourism ambassador. Madison Wilson, from Newbury Elementary School submitted the name Maple Max and it was the top scoring vote with Geauga County Tourism Members.
In his first year Maple Max has really traveled the county. He has visited over 80 area businesses, and attended many special events. He has been on the radio, rode in the Maple Festival Parade, met visitors from many states & countries, and has written a monthly column called “Maple Max on the Move”. Max is featured in a monthly contest, “Where in the County is Maple Max?” in the Tourism Newsletter and has been featured in the 2011 Geauga County Visitor Guide with a contest to see how many times he can be found throughout the Guide.
March is his favorite month! So far this month he has enjoyed a variety of Maple Sugaring events, and taken part in a video shot in the county. He has enjoyed pancakes at the Geauga County Historical Society and participated in rehearsals for “Into the Woods” at the Geauga Lyric Theater. Should you run into Maple Max at an event, please feel free to snap a picture and post it to the Geauga County Tourism Facebook page!
Keep up with the adventures of Maple Max by “liking” Geauga County Tourism on Facebook or following MsGeauga on Twitter. You can also visit www.TourGeauga.com to sign up for a monthly newsletter or for ongoing information on upcoming events. Call 440-632-1548 or 800-775-TOUR for your Visitor Guide.