Greece Historical Society hosts Strawberry and Dessert Tasting Festival

By on June 10, 2019

The grounds of the Greece Historical Museum, 595 Long Pond Road, will be transformed to a community park of sorts as the Greece Historical Society hosts its 46th annual Strawberry and Dessert Tasting Festival. Billed as “the summer’s best community picnic,” the event, set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, will feature strawberry shortcake prepared by Wegmans as well as an array of dessert tastings provided by area establishments including Long Pond Family Restaurant, Tim Hortons, Special T Cakes, Lake Ontario Winery and the Dutch Mill. All while supplies last.

In addition, grilled foods for purchase will be available from Barton’s Parkside Hots.

Along with delicacies to please the palate, there will be a bit of musical entertainment offered by Jeremy Carter, a square dance demonstration, and for the younger set there will be old fashioned games and the Wegmans Zoo Mobile 

The evening, all planned and executed by the Historical Society volunteers, will also be filled with many chances to win door prizes as well as a Chinese auction. 

On the night of the festival, guests will be able to tour the museum, and visit a variety of booths set up on the grounds by community organizations that will offer information about their services and opportunities they have to offer.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children six to 12, and free for those five or under and may be purchased at the festival. Free parking will be available on the museum grounds and at the Greece Town Hall. For information, call 225-7221 or visit http://www.greecehistorical.org.

The Historical Society’s Strawberry Festival had its beginnings when the members turned their June meeting into a strawberry social and invited everyone in the community to join them. Festivities were held on the grounds of the Newcomb homestead on Newcomb Road, off Kirk Road. When the Historical Society offices and museum were relocated from the Town-owned house on English Road to the current location on Long Pond Road, the strawberry fest moved to the new site and became a fundraiser to help defray the costs of the move and of renovating the new facility. 

The Greece Historical Society, an all volunteer non-profit 501(C)3 organization, chartered by the NYS Department of Education, owns and operates its historic center at 595 Long Pond Road on land leased from the Town of Greece. For  information, email greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or follow on Facebook.

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