The sweet fruit known for putting tasters in the mood of summer will be highlighted this week at the 54th annual Strawberry Festival.
The annual fundraiser of the Kiwanis Club of Elyria Foundation is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Road, North.
Tickets are $6 per person if purchased before the event and $7 at the door. Strawberry shortcake, biscuits, ice cream and a beverage will be provided. Sandwiches and other food will be available for an additional charge.
The fundraiser allows the Kiwanis Club of Elyria to sponsor many community service programs including Safety Town, Elyria-area Special Olympics, Read to Succeed in Elyria Schools, as well as Key clubs at Elyria High School, Elyria Catholic High School and Open Door Christian School.
The event is part of a nationwide Kiwanis Club Strawberry Festival celebration that will take place in cities throughout the country during the summer.