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Good Shepherd United Methodist to host Strawberry Festival and Craft Show

March 9, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold a Strawberry Festival and Arts/Crafts Show for the entire community today, March 10, at the church grounds in North Fort Myers.

The Craft Bazaar will be held inside from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., while the Festival will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Pastor Tom Willetts stresses that the main purpose of this Festival is "to bring together and build up the entire community".

Fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake and biscuits will be available for sale, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and popcorn.

For the children, there will be a Bounce House, face painting, golf putting and other outdoor games to enjoy - no charge for any of these activities.

For the "older" kids, there will be antique cars and motorcycles on display. Guests will vote for their favorite and a trophy awarded for the best.

Fact Box

If You Go:

What: Strawberry Festival, Arts

& Crafts Show

Where: Good Shepherd United

Methodist Church, North

Fort Myers

When: Today, March 10 -

Festival,9 a.m to 4 p.m; Craft

Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Details: Food, live music,

vendors, children's area;

call 543-2686

Three bands will be entertaining the attendees throughout the day - "It Takes 2" from 10 a.m. until noon, "The Entertainers" from noon until 2 p.m., and the "Dixie Gators" from 2 until 4 p.m.

Vendors will be selling arts and crafts as well as a bake sale.

"This is our third annual Strawberry Festival and it has gotten bigger with each year," said Audrey Martin, the event's director, in a prepared statement "Last year about 600 attended, and we cleaned at least 31 flats of fresh strawberries, not to mention homemade biscuits and at least 27 angel food cakes to accompany them."

The church is at 2951 Trail Dairy Circle in North Fort Myers.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call the church at 543-2686.



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