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cooperating for a day of fun-filled
outdoor activities for people of all ages, the 33rd Annual Strawberry
Festival was an exciting
day for families, students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i. It took place on Sunday, May 1, 2005
from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Maura
Lawn on the College’s Main Campus in New Rochelle.
Entertainment at the event included Pause For
Effect, a soulful rock band from Columbia, SC; Paul Plays it All, a one
man band who played multiple instruments at once; student presentations
ranging from cheerleading to belly dancing; and a performance of The 15 Minute Hamlet by CNR Drama.
activities included face painting, wax hand sculpture, photo key
Moon Bounce House, and the Giant Slide. Refreshments included
chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry smoothies,
strawberry shortcake, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers,
popcorn, and more.
The Strawberry Festival, which was
1973, is the single largest event organized entirely by the College’s
undergraduates. The concept of the Strawberry Festival originated in
the mid-west during the 1890’s as an American festival celebrating the
ripening of strawberries, the blooming of lilacs, and the coming of