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Strawberry Fest to be June 1

Friday, May 25, 2012

Coming soon, strawberry lovers will once again have the opportunity to support Brazil's Christmas In The Park while enjoying strawberry shortcake.

The fifth Strawberry Festival will take place Friday, June 1, on the Clay County Courthouse lawn, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m., or when the food runs out.

The menu includes strawberry shortcake, with Ritter's Frozen Custard providing the ice cream, as well as hot dogs and drinks.

A crowd-favorite known as The Works will also be available, including strawberries, homemade shortcake, whipped cream and ice cream.

Prices will be the same as last year including $6 for the works and $5 for strawberry shortcake.

"Prices haven't raised," Christmas In The Park President Linda Ray said, explaining nothing will be more than $6. "People should come out for some good, homemade strawberry shortcake. Everything is homemade."

Ray said she is hoping to have music and entertainment available as well.

"We like to do this for the community," Ray said.

She explained many in the community help with the event including Jack's Fine Foods, which stores the strawberries and donates its freezers.

Ray said the festival grows every year, and she hopes this year will grow even more.

"We had a really good turnout (last year)," she said. "Every year, we buy more strawberries. I hope we have lots of people (this year) and sell out early. Hopefully, we'll have nice weather and a good crowd."

All the funds raised during the event will go toward Christmas In The Park.

"We do several things with Christmas In The Park," Ray said. "We do the lighting, we provide Santa for the kids and we spend several thousands of dollars on the parade. And there's never a charge for those things."

Christmas In The Park also has a haunted house in the fall to help raise funds.

"All the money goes back to the community," Ray said. "We try to help out in the community as much as we can."

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Yea......can't wait!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Tue, May 29, 2012, at 12:31 PM

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