Mini strawberry fest in Shoreham July 25

SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church will be holding an outdoor concert and strawberry mini-festival on Saturday, July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Gazebo at the Town Green in Shoreham. Both events had been scheduled for times earlier in the spring, but were postponed due to the pandemic.
The concert will feature Romy and Ben Munkres of Cornwall. Romy (fiddle, flute and feet) and Ben (piano, accordion, mandolin) have performed as a duo at dances and festivals in Vermont and New Hampshire, including Richmond’s Folk Night and the New World Festival in Randolph. They have both played with the Young Tradition Vermont touring group in Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec and Scotland. Romy also toured Tottori, Japan with that group. Both have participated in the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the Vermont All-State Music Festival. They also perform with their parents in the family dance band, Honey in the Hive. A free-will offering to support their musical endeavors will be accepted.
The Mini-Strawberry Festival, held at the same time, will be take-out only and feature the church’s famous strawberry shortcake with Vermont strawberries and real whipped cream. The generous portion costs $6, and bottled water will be available for $1. Patrons will follow one-way traffic through the lower floor of the church to pick up their shortcake, and bring it outside to eat as they enjoy the music. A few quarts of frozen prepared strawberries may also be available for sale.
Patrons should wear facemasks, and bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs to arrange for socially distant seating on the lawn near the gazebo. Patrons may also sit in their cars nearby to enjoy the music.

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