Strawberry Days Celebrates 50 Years

Strawberry Days was held over the weekend – the 50th year for Strawberry Point’s annual town celebration.

And it was jam-packed with events, from Friday’s Family Feud Game to Saturday’s parade and carnival – and wrapping it all up with the truck and tractor pull on Sunday. And the kids were having a blast.

And we had the KMCH Cash Cube there, giving everyone a chance to get in the booth and grab coupons and cash as it swirled around them. 9-year old Owen Trey of Strawberry Point could not believe it when he grabbed the Cash Cube’s coveted 50 dollar bill.

Along with the games – which included a bags tournament and sand volleyball – there was live music as people enjoyed some cold drinks on a hot day. You could even find strawberry soda.

That’s Lindsey Martin, who was running the strawberry soda booth on Saturday. He serves as Strawberry Point’s Economic Development Director and has been a Strawberry Point resident for four decades. And he remembers how Strawberry Days all got started 50 years ago.

And he says Strawberry Days has changed a lot since those first few years.

Chamber member Brittany Wulfekuhle is one of those who got the ball rolling again on Strawberry Days.

She says it’s a weekend that means a lot to Strawberry Point residents.

And Martin hopes Strawberry Days continues for another 50 years.

 

photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH