Kim’s Korner June 2018
Come One, Come All!!!! It’s Strawberry Festival Time!!!! We are also bringing back some old favorites to the Strawberry Festival this year to help celebrate Shelby Senior Services’ 40 Year Anniversary. There will be a Strawberry Shortcake Look-A-Like Contest and a Senior King and Queen Contest. We are also having special entertainment featuring Maurice Finkel with his calliope, the Community Choir, Buck Rogers, and The Shepperd Brothers. We would love for everyone to come to the Circle or MHP for lots and lots of strawberry shortcake.
We are so grateful for all the hands that help to make this possible for our community. There is so much preparation for this day it is only possible with help from all of Shelby County. Shelby Senior Services is so blessed to have this outpouring of support. It starts with someone to pick up the strawberries (900 lbs!) provided at a discount by Kroger; many hands to wash, cut, mix sugar with strawberries; Cork Liquors who stores the berries; table and chair rental cost donated by CGS and Advantage Tool Rental; Mark’s Concrete provides the tents that we need to shelter us from the sun or rain – which we have had several years. (I remember holding onto the tent one year because it was so windy and rainy, but we still had people come out for the strawberries.) The street department provides trashcans and Brad Fix and his guys remove the parking curbs; Bishopp’s sets up the refrigerator and freezer on the circle; Heritage House cleans and sanitizes the buckets for the berries. We also have several businesses who help by donating items such as Cagney’s who provides spoons, Infinity the tablecloths, McKay Manor the napkins, Culligan the water, Walker Place the sugar, Waldron Health and Rehab, Ashford Place and Morristown Manor provide Redi-Whip, MHP ice cream, and ice from the Knights of Columbus and American Legion.
We can’t forget all the lovely people who bake and bring in yellow cakes. It is truly amazing how many cakes it takes but they just keep pouring into the Horizon Center. During the event there are so many people who help — we have Advantage Shelby Co. students who help clean tables and wash buckets, County Correction people help to set up, and Indiana Faith Basketball will tear down after the wonderful day is complete. We also want to thank The Shelbyville News and WSVX – Giant FM for all the publicity they give us. This list still doesn’t include all the people who are gracious enough to come out on June 8 to act as cashiers and help serve the strawberry shortcakes. We could not make the Strawberry Festival a Success without everyone who helps to make it possible.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Circle and MHP on June 8th.