COVENTRY – If you like blueberries, you won’t want to miss the Third Annual Coventry Blueberry Festival this Saturday. According to the event’s organizers, the Coventry Community Events Committee, this year’s festival will be even bigger and better than before.
Last year, the committee’s volunteers picked more than 400 quarts of blueberries for the festival, according to Coventry resident Doug Besemer, who has been involved with the event since its inception three years ago. And this year, they’ve been out picking again and the fruits of their labor have been baked into countless pies and other goodies for the one-day festival.
Held at Coventry’s Town Park, located behind the Coventry Town Hall at 1839 State Hwy 235, the family-friendly event will include “lots of things for all ages,” Besemer said.
The festival will kick off at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 with a flag raising and invocation at the Town Park. That ceremony will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Coventry Fire House. Organizers are asking for a free will donation for the breakfast, with proceeds benefiting the Coventryville Congregational Church...