Frankfort Strawberry Festival raises money for senior citizens

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – The 27th annual Strawberry Festival took place in Frankfort on Friday.

The festival was a fundraiser for the Paul Phillippe Resource Center.

An estimated 600 guests came throughout the day, with the hope that it raises $5,000 for the senior living center. Some of the funds go toward Frankfort’s public transportation.

Organizers said the festival means a lot more than money to the residents of the senior centers.

“For a lot of them, it’s the only family that they have. We have a lot of individuals that have either lost their spouses or just come here for the fellowship, friendships — get to be with people. So, it’s really important to them,” said executive director Dawn Layton.

The Strawberry Festival began at 11:30 a.m. Friday and finished around 7 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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