Strawberries will star in the 40th Annual Strawberry Festival at the Somesville Fire House on July 7. The event is co-hosted by the Seal Cove Auto Museum and the Mount Desert Island Historical Society. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Strawberry Festival to serve up smiles



MOUNT DESERT — A Mount Desert Island summer tradition since the bicentennial year of 1976, the 40th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held at the Somesville Fire House on July 7, from 2-4 p.m. The festival serves strawberry shortcake made with beautiful ripe Maine strawberries and whipped cream. The strawberry shortcake recipe has been handed down through the years and is always delicious.

A limited supply of fresh strawberries will be available for sale by the quart. This year, the event will be co-hosted by the Seal Cove Auto Museum and the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, and funds will support the educational missions of these organizations. Come enjoy a delicious summer dessert and get a close-up view of a brass era automobile on site.

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society keeps, discovers and celebrates the history of Mount Desert Island. Visit www.mdihistory.org.

The Seal Cove Auto Museum tells the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile. Visit www.sealcoveautomeuseum.org.

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