What a wonderful afternoon on the Lemont Village Green, June 10th, 2023, made possible by over 60 volunteers, great weather, and delicious strawberries from Belleville, ice cream from Meyer Dairy, cakes provided by 55 Lemont residents and a good vibe all around. Mary Madigan, guitar and Steve Treado, guitar, played from 3-5 pm and from 5-7 pm musicians were Jeff Gibble and Zeb Crews. The AMAZING Jim Thorn provided sound technology.
Speeder Rides were very popular by the Bellefonte Historic Railroad all afternoon, and members of Centre Pointe Church in Lemont provided activities for children.
240 quarts of strawberries were hulled by 16 volunteers, in 2 hours on Friday evening, and six others 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 700 enjoyed the fruits of our labor.
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 (77 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
MUSICIANS: MARY MADIGAN, STEVE TREADO, JEFF GIBBLE, ZEB CREWS, & JIM THORN, SOUND ENGINEER EXTRAORDINAIRE
BELLEFONTE HISTORIC RAILROAD SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS WHO PROVIDED RIDES & EXCITEMENT, THE CENTRE POINTE CONGREGATION MEMBERS WHO ORGANIZED ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN; AND EMMA LARRABEE, FACE PAINTER
12 ICE CREAM/STRAWBERRY/CAKE SERVERS; 16 BERRY HULLERS & 8 BERRY WASHERS & HAULERS; 5 COMPOST, 1 MISC. PLASTIC, AND 1TRASH HAULER; OVER 77 VOLUNTEERS IN ALL!
PHIL HAWK AND ELI GREEN - BANNER HANGERS & REMOVERS, FAMILIES WHO PROVIDED THE TREES FOR HANGING AND NEAL HEMMELSTEIN FOR THE BERRY WASHING WATER SUPPLY
COLLEGE TOWNSHIP CREW – BARRICADES; SC BOROUGH FOR ACCEPTING COMPOSTABLES, CC RECYCLING FOR EXPEDITING MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC RECYCLING; AND COOPERATIVE NEIGHBORS – WE HOPE THEY ENJOYED THIS FUN COMMUNITY DAY
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.