Church 15th Annual Strawberry Festival
Held on church premises - Frederick Road & Beechwood Avenue
Saturday, June 5, 2010
10am – 2pm
About the Strawberry Festival
Berry-Enthusiastic Volunteers Needed
Like to Exhibit Your Craft at the Festival?
Strawberry Festival Loves the Color Green
Thanks to Edible Arrangements
About the Strawberry Festival
In an effort to reach out to the community, to serve others in joy
and love, Catonsville Presbyterian Church (CPC) hosts an annual
strawberry festival on the corner of Frederick Road and Beechwood
Avenue. Since its inception 15 years ago, the festival has grown in size
and popularity. Guests have a wide array of exhibits and activities to
entertain them. In the Kid Zone children can look forward to face
painting, arts n’ crafts, the Moonbounce, and the Child Care Center
playground. In the concession area, visitors can temper the heat with a
cold soda or strawberry smoothie and they can satisfy their hunger with
strawberry shortcake and chocolate-dipped strawberries. In the vendor
corridor, participants can sing to the classic tunes of the “5 Oaks”
band and purchase crafts and products from local vendors. There’s
something for everyone!
Each year the
Strawberry Festival Committee donates a percentage of festival proceeds
to mission and community programs. In 2009, the committee made
contributions benefiting Habitat for Humanity, Backpacks for Success,
Boy Scouts, Cold Weather Shelter, CPC Vacation Bible School, and CPC
Child Care Center Scholarship Fund.
Ticket Information – An
Affordable Event for Visitors
The CPC Strawberry Festival offers an assortment of food and kid
activities at affordable prices. For example, for as little as $5 you
can purchase lunch to include a mouth-watering hotdog, bag of chips,
bottle of water, and strawberry smoothie for dessert. With the exception
of the Presbyterian Women Baked Goods Table and White Elephant Table,
all food and activities are purchased through an easy-to-use ticket
system. One ticket costs $.50. Look for the Ticket Booth located to the
right (east side) of the Frederick Door entrance. Prices of food and
entertainment are posted on signs by the Ticket Booth so visitors can
estimate how many tickets to buy. Visitors may also purchase a Family
Fun Pass for $10, which can be used for 5 activities in the Kid Zone.
You don’t have to love strawberries to get involved in the CPC
Strawberry Festival, but a berry-enthusiastic attitude is a must! On the
day of the festival volunteers are needed to staff the food tables, Kid
Zone exhibits, and ticket booths in 1-2 hour time slots. We also need
people to bake shortcake and slice strawberries prior to the big event.
Look for sign up sheets in Fellowship Hall in May. Volunteer job
descriptions can be
Would You Like to Exhibit
Your Craft at the Festival?
The CPC Strawberry Festival gives local craftsmen and small business
owners a unique opportunity to showcase their products to the community.
Since the festival has a long-established history in Catonsville,
vendors benefit from the high attendance garnered by the event. For only
$30, exhibitors are provided display space measuring 10ft. x 10ft. The
Vendor Mall area holds approximately 20 vendors, so slots sell out
quickly. If you are interested in exhibiting your craft or product,
please complete and mail the
Vendor Registration Form to Sandy McDermott.
White Elephant Donations -
Small Contributions Make a Big Difference
As you are spring cleaning
and collecting unwanted jewelry, needlework, and miscellaneous household
items, consider donating them for resell at the White Elephant Table.
Similar to a yard sale, visitors come to the festival searching for good
deals at the White Elephant Table. All the money earned at the table
helps offset the costs of hosting the festival. Any remaining items are
delivered to a charitable organization.
The Strawberry Festival Loves
the Color Green
When you visit the 15th Annual CPC Strawberry Festival,
look for the numerous recycling bins to dispose empty soda cans and
bottles of water. Thanks to Bill & Nancy Henderson who order recycling
containers from the Baltimore County Department of Public Works, the
festival is an eco-friendly event. We encourage everyone who attends the
festival to use the receptacles.
Special Thanks to Edible
Given the large quantities of food that are ordered, prepared, and
sold at the festival, the Strawberry Festival Committee needs a
considerable amount of refrigerator space to keep the food maintained at
proper temperatures. To that end, the SF Committee partners with Edible
Arrangements in Catonsville to assist with cold food storage. We are
especially grateful to Edible Arrangements for lending their commercial
refrigerators as storage for our fresh, juicy strawberries.