If you like freshly grown strawberries from Florida, you're going to love what's being planned this coming Saturday - a Strawberry Festival at the First Community Congregational Church at 200 Leeland Heights Blvd in Lehigh Acres.
It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there are plenty of strawberries and lots of other treats, too.
Sally Wogamuth and Fran Biggs have been busy for the past few days cutting up strawberries and coming up with a menu that includes "The Works," a real strawberry lover's dream, a bowl of strawberries.
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Preparing for this weekend’s Strawberry Festival are Sally Wolgamuth and Fran Biggs, shown cutting up strawberries for the festival on Saturday.
"We've got strawberries, cake, ice cream and whipping cream in that bowl all for $3.50," said Sally Wolgamuth, vice chairman of Christian Outreach at the church.
"We celebrate pumpkin time with our Pumpkin Patch on our front lawn in October and now it's our fourth annual Strawberry Festival. And like we said, we are using only the best, the strawberries grown at Plant City," Wolgamuth said.
If you want just cake, it's a dollar. Two scoops of strawberries are $2 and two scoops of ice cream are only $2.
"You can't beat that, Wolgamuth said.
She said the Strawberry Festival also features other foods as well.
"We've got hamburgers for a dollar, cheeseburgers for two bucks, drinks and chips are also available," she said.
For those who love veggies and fruits, there is a salad bar, a plate full of such goodies for $3.50.
"But our feature for the day will be strawberries and strawberry shortcake with all the works for a real deal. Fresh strawberry cheesecake and strawberry pie will also be available.
There will also be vendors selling products such as candles, soaps, Avon, clothing, jewelry, and more, Wolgamuth said.
"When you come and purchase our beautiful strawberries or any other item, you're helping because all proceeds will be used to support our Helping Hands Ministry," she said.