A berry good time!


(Posted June 28, 2023)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Photographer

The London Strawberry Festival, held June 22-24, gave attendees the opportunity to enjoy carnival games, test their love and/or fear of heights on amusement rides, vote in a number of strawberry-themed contests, check out cool cars at the Cobra show, and gobble up lots of strawberry shortcake.

Volunteer Emily Turvy serves up dessert at the Strawberry Shortcake Tent.
(From left) Kali, Kenzi, and Martel Owens glide down the Albanese Amusement Slide.
Tangela Chester cuddles with her granddaughter, Coventry Doogs, before the start of the baby contest. Coventry, 5 months old, of London competed in the category for 0-24 month-olds.
Olivia Carter and her daughter, Maci Franks, pose next to the Strawberry Shortcake sign.
Thyane Pollock, 5 months old, tries to smile for the judges during the boys’ portion of the baby contest. Helping him stand is his mother, Niki Pollock.
Eden Kirts, 4, is all smiles after receiving a weighted balloon from the London Lions Club.
Camp Doogs, 2, finds pulling his ride around to be much more enjoyable than being in it.
Finnley J. Hoke transformed into a lion thanks to the artistic talents of facepainter Janie Nye.
(From left) Tiffany Prushing, Shelby Mick, and Tonja Fraley are decked out strawberry gear as they prepare for a weekend of selling beverages at Walt’s Watering Hole mobile stand.
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