Strawberry Festival

                STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2024


The 42nd Annual Strawberry Festival, sponsored by the Lemont Village Association, was a beautiful day, Saturday, June 8, 3 pm to 7 pm, Lemont Village Green, 133 Mt. Nittany Road,  We had over 1000 visitors who enjoyed fresh strawberries, homemade cakes, Meyer Dairy Ice Cream, and Lemonade in  ALL COMPOSTABLE tableware.  The “Speeder” rides by the Bellefonte Historic Railroad all afternoon were very popular, and people enjoyed  music by Mary Madigan, Gwen Stimely, Steve Buckalew and the last two hours, by Extra Miles, Andrea Miles and Patty McKenna. Casey Welke was a great sound technician.


272 quarts of strawberries were hulled by 25 volunteers, in 2 hours on Friday evening, and six others washed, bagged, and hauled them to the fridges.


15 folks served ice cream, cake, strawberries, and lemonade, 6 people were cashiers, 4 were traffic supervisors, and 55 provided cakes.  Over 1000 enjoyed the fruits of our labor.  The neighbors were understanding about all the traffic and disruptions, College Township provide barricades, Emma Larrabee did great face painting, and lots of folks helped clean up in 30 minutes.  DETAILS BELOW:


THANK YOU ALL!!

SO MANY PEOPLE HELPED WITH THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, OVER 100, THAT WERE COUNTED THIS YEAR THAT IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO THANK ALL BY NAME, BUT TEAM LEADERS WERE:

CATHY COHAN – SUPPLIES, VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT, SIGN-UP GENIUS; GENERAL TROUBLE SHOOTER;

MEL DeYOUNG – TRAFFIC CONTROL

PHIL HAWK, SCOUT TROOP 367, MANY OTHERS – MOVING STUFF

CINDY ROSS & KEVIN MICHAEL – LEMONADE & WATER

SUE SMITH - CAKES & PUBLICITY, ARRANGEMENTS WITH VENDORS

 PHIL HAWK AND CO. - BANNER HANGERS & REMOVERS, FAMILIES WHO PROVIDED THE TREES FOR HANGING AND SMITH'S FOR THE BERRY WASHING WATER SUPPLY, ELECTRICITY, AND KITCHEN FOR CLEANING UP STUFF.

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP CREW – BARRICADES;  SC BOROUGH FOR ACCEPTING COMPOSTABLES, CC RECYCLING FOR EXPEDITING MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC RECYCLING.

MARK & MARLA KURTZ – STRAWBERRY PROVIDERS, MEYER DAIRY – ICE CREAM, 53 CAKE PROVIDERS; WEIS - EASTERLY & SAM’S CLUB – GIFT CARDS FOR SUPPLIES; AND MOST OF ALL THE OVER 700 COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAD FUN AND ATE LOTS OF STRAWBERRIES.  WE DIDN'T RUN OUT OF ICE CREAM OR STRAWBERRIES, BUT CAKES RAN SHORT AT THE END - MORE NEXT YEAR!