Hundreds of people from around mid-Michigan came out to celebrate the annual "Sugarin and Shearing Festival" Sunday afternoon. The Ella Sharp Museum has been putting on the festival for more than twenty years.
We caught up with one of the organizers who says people can't wait for spring. Emily Jarvis said: "I think people are ready for spring so this is a nice way to welcome the season and get to see the sheep and animals, come out and enjoy the company of Jackson citizens and even those who've been coming from out of town to visit us. It's a nice community event, we're happy to do this year to year."
The event includes sheep shearing, sap to syrup demonstrations, and a petting zoo.