SANATOGA PA – Fruit lovers lined up Saturday (June 8, 2013) across the lawn of Sanatoga Chapel on East High Street for this year’s edition of the Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society Strawberry Festival, which President Beth Scherer described as “a huge success.”
Heavy rains Friday night threatened to put a damper on the day, but it was dry and pleasant for the most part. That meant ice cream didn’t melt as quickly, so patrons took a seat beneath seats covered by several tents and enjoyed lunch and shortcake or sundae treats. The sun warmed up during the early afternoon.
The annual festival is one of the society’s major fund-raisers, and a large portion of its proceeds supports repair and maintenance of the chapel, which also serves as its museum and headquarters. Arrayed Saturday against the chapel’s east wall were almost three dozen gift baskets contributed or filled by local businesses; tickets for chances to own them brought in additional revenue.
Society members also sold baked goods and garden plants.
Inside the chapel itself, members of the “As Time Goes By” choral group of the Pottstown Area Senior Center kept visitors entertained with an hour-long musical program.
Photos by Glen Isett from the Historical Society