Strawberry shortcakes, strawberry sundaes, the super duper, some hamburgers and a tag sale for good measure.
If you’re a strawberry lover, a bargain hunter or just a connoisseur of small-town community events, the churches on Cherry Brook Road are the place to be this weekend.
On Saturday, June 18, hosts its 60th annual strawberry festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with strawberry shortcake and a variety of combinations of strawberries, ice cream, shortcake and whipped cream.
The event also includes other food, a tag sale that begins at 10 a.m., plant sale, silent auction, a kids corner and some vendors.
“I love the camaraderie,” said Cindy Kiesewetter, who is chairing the event this year. “It’s just wonderful. Everybody really pitches in.”
The next day, on Father’s Day, will host its Strawberry Festival from 4 to 7 p.m.
It’s also a long-standing community tradition that involves more than 75 church members said Mary Lee Dunn, who is co-chairing this year’s event with Karen Needham.
Church members pick the strawberries themselves, make whipped cream, cook hamburgers and hot dogs and volunteer in every other capacity.
The festival also draws on community interest and support.
“It really is a community event,” Dunn said.