St. Philip’s Church’s traditional kick-off to the summer — the Strawberry Festival — is upon us. The 65th annual event will take place at 12 Hodge St. in Wiscasset between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, June 24, and will feature strawberry shortcake with native strawberries, homemade biscuits, real whipped cream or Round Top ice cream. With quarts of berries picked early that morning for sale, festival attendees will even be able to take some home for later.

The festival will also have hot dogs to purchase for lunch, and a pie auction will allow attendees to bring home some homemade goods — if they bid the right price. Strawberry, rhubarb, blueberry, apple, chocolate and other pies whipped up by local bakers await, and all proceeds benefit St. Philip’s and its outreach missions.

A children’s play area behind the church and just outside the Bargain Basement allows the young ones to run off their energy, and at 12:30 p.m. Tonya Richardson, Zumba instructor, will be leading a half hour Zumba demonstration. People of all ages and abilities can take part at their own level of ability.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the handiwork of local craftspeople, both inside the church hall and outside on the green. Everything from baskets to books to teas to handicrafts and more await perusal and purchase.

A silent auction provides an opportunity for attendees to come away with gift certificates and goods from local businesses and individuals. The Wiscasset and other local towns’ businesses have generously donated items as a way to support St. Philip’s and its programs.

For more information, visit the church at 12 Hodge St. in Wiscasset.

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