The 37th Annual Strawberry Festival


Sunday May 29th

Martin Sutton Park, Ridgely MD

(Ridgely, MD, April 2016) –On Sunday May 29, 2016 the Ridgely Lions Club will host the 37th Annual Strawberry Festival at Martin Sutton Memorial Park in Ridgely MD from 9am to 5pm.  This annual event is the largest fundraiser for the Ridgely Lions Club.  The Lions partner with many of the community’s volunteer and service organizations to make it one of Caroline County’s premier events.   All proceeds raised by the Lions Club through the festival are used to support community service projects and local charities.

The festival kicks off at 9am with a non-denominational church service led by the Fish Locker Ministries.  Also starting at 9am is the 6th Annual Strawberry Chase 5K Run/Walk sponsored this year by Ridgely Lions Club with support and sponsorship from Advantage Rehab, Inc., Caroline County Department of Recreation & Parks, Chincoteague Pony Rescue, Delmarva Business Network, Farmer John’s Produce, Ridgely Elementary School PTA, Joanne Shipley Designs, American Legion Caroline Post #29, the Meoli Companies, the Lions Clubs of Caroline County and the Kent Island & Queenstown Lions Clubs.   All proceeds from the Strawberry Chase are donated to support the Maryland Ronald McDonald House and the Caroline County Super Summer Day Camp.   For more information go to or contact Lion Dave Davis at 443-786-2547 or email to the .   You can pre-register on-line at  for the Strawberry Chase 5K Run/Walk for $20 until May 25.  After May 25 fees for all runners and walkers will be $25.00.  Kids age 12 yrs and younger can register for $10.  You can also register as a sleepwalker for $25 and support the Ronald McDonald House and Caroline Super Sumer Camp from the comfort of your bed.

 At 10am the festival gets into full swing with musical entertainment, food and craft vendors open for business   and the children’s entertainment area opens.  At noon the Strawberry Festival Parade kicks off on Bell St. and ends at Martin Sutton Park.  If you’d like to participate in the parade contact Lion Jerry Sutton at 410-634-2129 or at . The afternoon continues with raffle drawings, awards for the best parade entries, and presentation of the 2016 Ridgely Lions scholarships.   If you’re looking for a day filled with good wholesome fun, delicious food and entertainment, then the Ridgely Lions Club’s 37th Annual Strawberry Festival is the place to be.  For more info about the festival go to .                  

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.  For more information or to get involved with the Ridgely Lions Club, please contact Lion John Voshell at 410-634-2214 or or at .       

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