Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:17

43rd annual Strawberry Festival held in Somesville

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SOMESVILLE - People from all over the county went to Somesville on Tuesday to eat their way through a 43-year tradition, that ends with a smile on everyone's face.

The annual Strawberry Festival was held at the Somesville Fire Department, and some had the fresh Maine fruit for the first time. Others came from as far away as Georgia for the cream-covered dessert.

The festival is put on by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society and the Seal Cove Auto Museum.

"These are two non-profit organizations that combined their resources together," said Tim Garrity, executive director of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society. "All the volunteers are working together. People who attend this event can purchase a joint membership in both societies and we work together throughout the year."

Garrity described the event as a "fun" raiser, as well as fund-raiser.

The line for the Maine strawberry shortcakes went out the door. Volunteers have used the same recipe for the dessert that was used at the first festival, more than four decades ago.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...