NEW GLOUCESTER – New Gloucester’s 29th annual Strawberry Festival will be Thursday, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Congregational Vestry, Gloucester Hill Road. The New Gloucester Historical Society sponsors the festival.

This will be a chance to enjoy Chipman’s berries picked by society members and friends in Poland, plus Hodgman’s frozen custard can be added to the berries, organizers said.

Highlights of the festival will include the Berry, Berry Good Band.

“Do You Know New Gloucester?” – a collection of New Gloucester history stories – will be for sale and copies can be signed by the author, Margaret True Racette.

A baked goods table and a raffle also will be part of the evening,

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