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Monkton news for Jun. 23

MONKTON — The Strawberry Festival is Back! After a two-year break due to COVID, we are pleased to announce the return of our annual Strawberry Festival and Book Sale, hosted by the Russell Memorial Library in the new Town Hall building. We will be serving the usual fare of strawberries, ice cream and cake along with hot dogs and lemonade, along with chili, a new addition. 

We’re also selling books, of course, for those long days of summer reading. And we’ll have live entertainment by the PI Quartet. On Sunday, July 26 we’ll open at 10 a.m. and will serve until 2 p.m. or until we run out of food. All sales will be cash or check only. 

The Monkton Historical Society has created a walking tour of historic Monkton Ridge, which will be going on simultaneously, with a program to guide the participants on their trek along the roadside. It will be unveiled at the strawberry festival between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

When you take the self-guided tour of the history of Monkton Ridge, visit the Monkton Museum & Historical Society exhibits in the vacated 1859 Town Hall with items from their collection.

To start the tour, please stop by the Historical Society table at the new town hall/library after you enjoy your shortcake and buy some great books. Buy the tour booklet for $4, or access it free online at monktonhistory.org. See you on the Ridge!

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