The Friends of the Library of Windham are gearing up for the 2014 Strawberry Festival and Book Fair on Saturday, May 31, 2014. It will take place at Windham High School from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This event will feature games, entertainment, raffles, information booths and even a dodgeball arena! There will also be plenty of delicious food for purchase provided by many local establishments, to include the Festival’s signature strawberry shortcake. The festival is the major fundraiser for the Nesmith Library and its’ success is the reason that F.L.O.W. is able to sponsor museum passes, children and adult programming, scholarships – just to name a few!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laura Bellavia and Michelle Stith at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
The Friends of the Library of Windham will host a Book Fair that will be ongoing during the Strawberry Festival for you to pick up a few good page turners. Presale hours are Wednesday, May 28th from 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Nesmith Library. The presale is open to F.L.O.W. members, teachers and seniors only. Teachers and seniors will receive a discount during the presale. You may become a F.L.O.W. member at the book fair. The book sale will re-open to the general public at the Nesmith Library on Thursday, May 29th from 9:00am-6:00pm and on Friday, May 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Book sale will be held at Windham High School on Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Visit the Book Fair during the last hour of the sale on Saturday and fill a bag for just $5. Please come out and support the Friends of the Library of Windham and the Nesmith Library at this wonderful community event!
The Friends of the Library of Windham have some exceptional raffle prizes planned for this year. This year’s raffles prizes include Gift Cards to the Tuscan Market, The Copper Door, Anytime Fitness, Infinite Fitness, Woof It Down, Lucia’s Bodega, Rebekkah Kay Photography, Windham Beauty and Barber Shop, Nuthin’ But Good Times, The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Gym-Ken Gymnastics and much more! Some other great prizes include the American Girl Doll Isabelle, a Cam Neely Autographed Mini Helmet and Red Sox Tickets, to name a few!
Strawberry Festival Entertainment Schedule
10:00 – 10:25 AM Windham Windup FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 3467 Demo
10:30 - 11:15 AM Dance Impressions
11:20 - 11:45 AM Professional Martial Arts
12:00 - 12:25 PM Story Dance Touring Company "The Lorax"
12:35 - 1:05 PM Alex Romanov (guitarist)
1:10 - 1:30 PM Karate International
1:35 - 2:05 PM Happy Feet Dance
2:10 - 2:40 PM New England Gymnastics Training Center
2:45 - 3:45 PM *Band - Razen Kayne (rock cover band)
3:45 - 4:00 PM *Raffle Announcements
*Denotes outside performance
Cyr Lumber & Home Center, John & Marcia Unger, Grace House of Windham, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, OB/GYN Associates of Southern NH, McDonalds (Napoli Group), Nault’s Windham Honda,
Salem Co-operative Bank, Windham Orthodontics,
Windham Terrace Assisted Living
The Strawberry Festival Committee is in the process of planning this wonderful event and now we need you! Windham's annual Strawberry Festival would not be possible without the time and talents of Windham's citizens. F.L.O.W. needs volunteers to bake biscuits, cut strawberries, paint kids' faces, make balloon animals, direct traffic (orange vest included!), sell refreshments and much more! No contribution of your time is too small and we have roles for citizens of all ages! Last year, over 200 people donated a few hours of their time to help out at the festival. We hope you’ll consider volunteering this year. Our dedicated volunteers are what make the Strawberry Festival and Book Fair successful each year. Please visit http://tiny.cc/2014StrawberryFestival and http://tinyurl.com/2014SFBookFair for information on available volunteer positions. We look forward to seeing you on May 31st!
To volunteer or get more information, contact Strawberry Festival Volunteer Coordinator
Apple Acres, Donabedian Brothers, Inc., G, K and K Pushcarts and Concessions, Hannaford of Hudson, Hannaford of Londonderry, Howie Glynn and Sons Convenience Store, Infinite Graphic Resources, Kalil Dental Associates, Searles Castle Event Management, Inc., Shaws of Windham
Sophie Ray (Age 9) of Windham is the proud winner of this year’s Strawberry Festival and Book Fair Design Contest. Artists ages 12 and under were asked to create a design for the Festival’s publicity that reflected the themes of strawberries, books, and community. Sophie created a wonderful design of the library as a giant strawberry with smaller strawberries coming to visit! Her winning design will be used on this year’s Strawberry Festival posters and publicity. There were many wonderful submissions this year and all contest entries will be displayed at this year’s Strawberry Festival and Book Fair on May 31st at the Windham High School.