Wild About Strawberries


The annual strawberry festival returned to the Massapequa Historical StrawberryFestival_062216AComplex on June 18, and brought with it plenty of sweet strawberries, just in time for summer. The Banjo Rascals were back to serenade visitors, who toured the grounds with strawberry shortcake and fresh jam from Auntie Grace and the Marmaladies. For those who wanted a history lesson, historian George Kirchmann was on hand to educate guests about Old Grace Church, the servants cottage and the Floyd-Jones Library.

Delicious strawberries were for sale all day.
Ellen Ritter and Lori Caracappa sold jams and jellies.
The Banjo Rascals never disappoint a crowd
Strawberry jam was a top seller
From left: Bill Beato, Gil Kicherer and Alan Craddock
Historian George Kirchmann (left) and president Bill Colfer

If you missed out on this day of fun, come back in a few months for the apple festival at the beginning of autumn.

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Jennifer Fauci is the senior editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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