A visit to the Niagara on the Lake Strawberry Social – 18 June 2011

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It was a beautiful day on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Niagara on the Lake. Neighbours were talking to neighbours, children were laughing and everyone was having a wonderful time.
The smell of fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, fresh crepes with strawberries & cream, and clover was everywhere. The event was a treat to the senses. The church includes an old cemetery and I thought the people layed to rest there would have been happy to see how the grounds were enjoyed.
                 
You may think everything in Niagara-on-the-Lake is expensive – but you would be wrong. This strawberry social was for everyone, and although it was a church fund-raising event the prices were reasonable and the booths were popular.
Yummm….and service with a smile…..happy customers!
    
They were making strawberry jam right there – you could buy home-made jam or fresh strawberries. There were also burgers, dogs and corn-on-the-cob which, the cute little fellow below seems to be enjoying.
This Strawberry Social was organized by the community and not by a commercial organization and the results show it. It was a marvelous gathering of folks who were there to share their community. I had a really good time and I strongly recommend that you attend next year’s event if you can. You will have a great time.
Unfortunately, not everything billed as a strawberry festival is actually like this – for something entirely different and not so nice see the post on the Beamsville one.
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