Strawberry Festival a sweet success
To the Editor:
Mix together luscious local strawberries, terrific music and dedicated volunteers. Add a collection of hungry and cheerful visitors and a gorgeous June sun. The creation is a successful Strawberry Festival, just like the one held on the Hollis Town Common on Sunday, June 23.
Each year, the Hollis Strawberry Festival adds something special to our community by bringing people together to enjoy great music, delicious desserts and each other. An extra bonus is the money that is generated from the festival, which helps to fund scholarships and special projects of the Hollis Woman’s Club and Hollis Town Band.
As we all know, these events don’t just happen. Eager volunteers and hours of work produce the wonderful end result. There are so many to thank, and, although not everyone can be mentioned by name, they have my heartfelt gratitude for each and every contribution and effort.
Members of the Hollis Woman’s Club (and even some spouses and children), the Hollis Town Band, the Hollis Brookline High School Robotics Team and many devoted community members pitched in to bring the festival together. A special thanks also goes out to band leader, Dave Bailey, for his eagerness to help with any request.
Local businesses also contributed to the festival with donations and services to help defray the cost of the event. My thanks to the following corporate sponsors Hollis Construction Inc., Landmark Dental Care, Loftus Law Offices and Tulley BMW. Thank you to supporters Lull Farm, Brookdale Fruit Farm, Dr. Davis Ice Cream, Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, Monarchs Care Foundation, Pats Peak, Orde Farm, Mile Away Restaurant, Market Place Diner, Hollis Country Kitchen, Hollis Auto Service, Harvest Market, Fulchino Vineyard, Caren Holliday, Bark Easy Pet Grooming, Lifelong Fitness Hollis, All In Stride Farm, Hollis Village Pet Supply, Zorvino Vineyards, Village Sentry Pet Care, Udelsman Associates, Farm Design Inc., Edward L. Klopfer, Hollis Veterinary Hospital, Helfman, Lasky & Associates, Morin’s Landscaping Inc., Technology Garden, Dave’s Quality Dry Cleaning, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Karen Calabro, Amy Watson, Kat McGhee, and Daniel Palmer.