Hollis Strawberry Festival hulling party

From left, Martha Smith and Regine Martin get in on the fun at a previous party.

The Hollis Town Commons at Monument Square will be the place to be on the last Sunday of June. In preparation for the Hollis Strawberry Festival and Town Band Concert to be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the band and the Hollis Woman’s Club wants to put a huller in your hand.

Using a huller takes away a lot of messy work from prepping strawberries for the festival and ensures that most of the strawberry is preserved. No special skill is needed, so grab your apron and join us at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 23 for a hulling party, held at the Hollis Congregational Church in Hardy Hall. It is a fun time and a great way to catch up with your neighbors. The festival has been a local tradition that’s grown from a small celebration to an event that attracts hundreds of fans of two American traditions, strawberry shortcake (with homemade biscuits!) and rousing, well-played band music. If you are interested in helping contact Lori Dwyer at 465-3190 or gizzmo2746@charter.net.