Pelham Strawberry Festival Brings Together People of All Ages

July 1, 2016


by Kaylee Murphy

The weather could not have been any better on Saturday the 18th when Pelham Council on Aging had its annual Strawberry Festival.  It was held both inside and outside at the Pelham Senior Center.  Every year they average between 150 to 200 people.  Seniors and volunteers were hard at work as they made and served strawberry shortcakes as well as hamburgers and hot dogs.

This year the Strawberry Festival had a variety of entertainment for the whole family.  A magician by the name of BJ Hickman performed using volunteers of all ages from the audience.  Earlier O’Halloran Irish Step Dancers performed inside the senior center.  DJ Tommy Demurs played songs inside.  Creations By The Sea set up a photo booth outside in the corner of the yard.  Claire “Cheerio” Marcotte did creative balloon animals and hats.  People of all ages were wearing her impressive balloon work.  Two different craft venders set up booths for people to buy various works.  There were also five different raffle baskets, a 50/50, and door prizes.