|Folts Home to host annual Summer Strawberry Festival
Folts Homes in Herkimer is getting ready for their 4th annual “Summer Strawberry Festival” to be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., come rain or shine.
This year’s Strawberry Festival will be on more of a grand scale, capturing everyone’s attention and interests for a wonderful day of family fun. The proceeds will help offset the cost of the Folts Homes’ “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” series and will assist with the purchase of new outdoor benches and patio accessories for their activity courtyards.
Folts will be partnering once again with the village of Herkimer as they celebrate their annual General Herkimer Days event. The Homes will also combine efforts with the Herkimer Area Resource Center (HARC) to provide a great day of food, fun and entertainment to benefit the residents and participants of Folts Homes and support HARC’s “Life Is Beautiful” Festival.
Activities on the Folts Homes campus will include:
- Live Entertainment
- Shopper’s Stroll with over 25 vendors offering assorted goods and merchandise
- Strawberry Delights of strawberry shortcake and strawberry sundaes
- Children’s Corner with Utica Zoo Mobile, movie flicks and a creation station
- Garage Sale/Flea Market including clothing, fashion accessories, household items, electronics, children’s articles, etc.
- Food Court selling the famous Hofmann’s hotdogs
- Chinese Auction with an inflatable kayak, children’s bikes and recreation items
- Public Safety Programs sponsored by the Village Police Department
- “Music, Magic and Mime” by various guest artists
- Auxiliary Pie Sale
- HCCC Performing Arts
Folts Homes’ Director of Development Linda Cardarelli commented, “Don’t miss all the excitement—come, have fun, enjoy the outdoors and support a worthy cause!”
For more information, or if you would like to become involved with the Folts Homes’ event, contact Folts Foundation at 315-866-6964, ext. 318.
Shown decorating Folts Homes for the upcoming “Summer Strawberry Festival” are children from the Child Daycare Center, from left, Trey Dillion, Lauren Jory and Quintin Miller with Claxton Manor resident Ida Guzzo, who organized a paper strawberry sale in support of the event.