Coupeville church celebrates with strawberries

The combination of a 160-year-old church and a 65-year-old strawberry farm adds up to the annual Coupeville United Methodist Strawberry Social, Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The social takes place at the historic church building on  North Main Street at the intersection with Seventh Avenue NE in Coupeville.

This popular event features strawberries from family-owned Bell’s Farm on West Beach, just outside of the Coupeville town limits, which has been in operation since 1946.

The Strawberry Social has been held for 28 consecutive years in its current format, but the event has roots that date back to the 1880s.

History and strawberries combine in a delicious way at the social, featuring the local berries on top of home-made waffles, shortcakes and ice cream sundaes.

Cost is $7 (including beverage), or $5 for a half order, and take-out orders are available.

Proceeds benefit missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

To place orders or for more information, contact the church office at 678-4256.


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