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25th Raspberry Festival on tap for this Sunday

— Raspberries, art and cars, oh, my! The 25th Annual Raspberry Festival is set for this Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road in Cottonwood.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with a 10K Fun Run and 5K Walk that follows an out-and-back route. The event will by chip-timed by Cyrus B. Hall, assistant crosscountry/track and field coach of Lewis-Clark State College. Register online at or on the morning of the event beginning at 7 a.m.

Raspberry Festival continues with a pancake breakfast, kids’ carnival, live music, arts and crafts fair, and Historical Museum and chapel tours. In addition, there will be a community education corner. Stay fueled up with ice-cold raspberry lemonade, grilled hamburgers and polish sausages, barbecue beef sandwiches and raspberry shortcake.

For the second year in a row, Raspberry Festival will feature an art show. The exhibit will be located in the Johanna Room of Spirit Center. There is no entry fee and artists are responsible for any sales of their works. Register at

Raspberry Festival will also feature a new, used, and vintage sale that will include rocks, gems, stones, salt and pepper shakers, antique tools, vases, bottles, dolls, toys, and much more. There is also still time to enter the Show ‘n Shine Car, Truck, Bike, and Tractor Show where prizes will be awarded.

All proceeds for the Raspberry Festival benefit the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude.


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