Welcome to the Berry Patch from the Board of the Marysville Strawberry Festival to our community. We are planning to have monthly articles so our community will know what is going on with us and all the activities we are involved in.

In September the Marysville Strawberry Festival started its 91st year and the Board is busy planning events for the 2022 June Festival and parade.        

Each year we come up with a theme and build our float around that theme.  This year we are seeking theme ideas and float designs from the public.  We are holding a contest from Oct. 4 to Nov. 3. There will be a grand prize of $250 for the winning theme and design.  So put on your thinking cap and let us see your designs. For more information please go to our Facebook page or email us at maryfest.org@gmail.com or call 360-659-7664.  We are excited to see what ideas you can bring us.

We have not been able to have a Festival for two years due to Covid-19, so I thought I would let you know some of the activities we have been involved in.  In February we held an on-line auction with awesome donated items and services from our local businesses.  In June the Festival became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization. In  August we held a three-day garage sale, and also sold delicious strawberry-rhubarb, apple, and peach pies. We thank you all for your incredible support.  

The Festival is a very active group but we could not do it without volunteers.  We are actively seeking new volunteers.  We have many activities in which you can get involved, from helping with the building of the float, becoming a float driver, driving the truck and float to parades, working with our Royalty, walkers for the parades, and more as we get closer to the third weekend in June.  If you would like to be involved with the Strawberry Festival as a volunteer, please call 360-659-7664 or email us at Maryfest.org@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

By the way, we have monthly meetings the third Tuesday of each month, at our Festival Office, (1412 First St., Marysville, WA 98270) starting at  6 p.m.  The public is always welcome. However, if you are interested in supporting the festival by becoming a member, there is a small yearly membership fee of $25 for individuals and $75 for a business membership. Attending our meeting is an excellent way to learn more about our volunteer opportunities as they arise.  Hope to see you soon



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