The celebration will be held on Saturday June 22 from 11 am - 2 pm at Dan Patterson Conservation Area and will include a BBQ, children’s activities, a bird’s of prey presentation and free strawberries, cake and ice cream. A Tree Planting Ceremony and speeches by local dignitaries will take place at 11am.
The Conservation Authority in partnership with Elgin County Economic Development worked to ensure that the food served at the celebration was sourced from local producers and businesses. Strawberries for the event will come from Howe’s Family Farm Market, Shaw’s will provide the ice cream and Killer Desserts & Café will be donating a cake. Hamburgers and hot dogs for the BBQ will be donated by the local Swiss Chalet.
"Local food producers provide a significant contribution to Elgin County’s economy," said Economic Development General Manager Alan Smith. "We are pleased to be able to work with the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority to increase local food awareness and promote the use of local products."
For more information regarding the Strawberry Social Celebration or the One-Millionth Tree Planting Ceremony call 519-631-1270 ext.224.