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Raspberry Festival slated for Sunday in Cottonwood


2014 Raspberry Festival

— In the mood for some fresh-grown raspberries?

The Raspberry Festival is an annual fund-raiser for the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude and is set for this Sunday, Aug. 2. Set against the background of the Monastery of St. Gertrude at 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood, the event attracts more than 3,000 visitors each year who come to eat, play and shop for unique, handmade crafts and gifts.

The fun run and walk registration is set for 7 a.m., with the start at 8 a.m.

The pancake breakfast will run 8-10 a.m. followed by hamburgers, hot dogs, raspberry shortcake and raspberry lemonade on the front lawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Throughout the day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., arts and crafts vendors will be on the lower lawn directly in front of stone monastery building. In addition, a kids' carnival, including face painting and Jingles the Clown will be on the side lawn adjacent to chapel entrance.

Chapel tours will be available and living history demonstrations will take place, along with a quilt show, car show and live music.

All proceeds for the Raspberry Festival benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. For information and to register for the fun run, call 962-5063 or visit


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