The Ridgely Lions Club invites you to the 39th Annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday, May 27th at Martin Sutton Memorial Park in Ridgely, Maryland from 9am to 5pm.  This annual event is the largest fundraiser for the Ridgely Lions Club, who 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. Starting at 8am is the 8th Annual Strawberry Chase 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds from the Strawberry Chase are donated to support the Maryland Ronald McDonald House and the Caroline County Super Summer Day Camp.

The festival gets into full swing at 10am with musical entertainment, food and craft vendors, and children’s entertainment.  The Strawberry Festival Parade kicks off on Bell St. at noon, and ends at Martin Sutton Park. The afternoon continues with raffle drawings, awards for the best parade entries, and presentation of the 2018 Ridgely Lions scholarships.

Pre-registration for the Strawberry Chase is available online at www.carolinerecreation.org for $20 until May 25.  After May 25, fees for all runners and walkers will be $25.  Kids age 12 years 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.

For more information on the Strawberry Festival or the Ridgely Lions Club, please contact Lion John Voshell at 410-634-2214 or jevoshell@comcast.net or at ridgelylions@verizon.net.