2009-06-11 / Front Page

Strawberry Festival Set For Sat., Sun.


The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism invites all to join it this weekend for the 19th annual Strawberry Festival June 12 and 13. Activities are scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m. both days, and last until 9 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. Lots of strawberry treats will be featured under the chamber's tent, along with various delicious food items on sale at the vendor booths along West Market Street. The festival is held on the Fulton County Courthouse lawn.

Friday night presents The Country Christians in concert beginning at 6 p.m. The popular local amateur talent show begins at 7:30, followed by more music from The Country Christians. Anyone wishing to enter the talent show should register by calling the chamber office at 717-485-4064 or by filling out a registration form at the chamber tent. Contestants will be competing for prizes and medals. Independent judges are stationed throughout the audience. This popular event is sponsored by Tower Bank.

Saturday's events begin with a special performance by the dance troupe Step By Step at 10 a.m. on the outdoor stage. Then at noon the exciting hot dog eating contest begins. Only eight contestants are eligible to enter. Anyone who wants to compete should contact the chamber office or sign up early the day of the event under the chamber tent.

At 1:30 pm. the "Berry" Fun Dog Show is set for the courthouse lawn. Dog owners can enter their K-9 to compete in the categories: prettiest, most obedient, best dressed, best groomed, best trick and people's choice. Registration entry forms are available at the chamber office or under the tent. A $2 entry fee that benefits both the chamber and the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is required for each category.

Back by popular demand is the beautiful baby and beautiful toddler contest. To enter the beautiful baby contest, the child must be between 0 and 24 months. Your beautiful toddler should be between 25 and 60 months. To enter, bring a photo no larger than 5x7 to the chamber office, the chamber tent on Friday until noon or by e-mail via the FCCC&T Web site. Winners will be announced Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each winner.

As always under the chamber tent delicious strawberry delights will be available. This year the following are featured: strawberry shortcake and pies, strawberry sundaes and waffles. Also fresh strawberries are being sold by the quart. There is no admission fee, just plan to come and have fun as everyone builds community spirit together.

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