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Lucky church members clean berries before last year's Strawberry Festival event. Berry cleaning, according to organizers, is one of the favorite chores for members before the festival, getting more volunteers for that activity than for any of the others. Submitted photo

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The 127th annual Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton Strawberry Festival, will be held Saturday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 15730 Afton Boulevard S.


The congregation plans to sell and serve more than 500 pounds of locally grown strawberries during the three hours of the festival.

In addition to the strawberries and cream feature of the day, the menu includes a ham dinner complete with potato salad, baked beans, Swedish rye bread, relishes, and cake.

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