20 Feb Strawberry Shortcake Social 2017
The Strawberry Shortcake Social will be held in 2017 on the lawn of the Larson House Museum at 6003 Exchange Street in McFarland, Wisconsin, on a Sunday afternoon in June from 1 to 4 PM. (We will provide the exact date as soon as the committee gives notice.) Last year, over 200 people attended the event. Canines Dash and Savvy performed their amazing circus dog tricks under the supervision of professional trainer Sharon Yildiz. Later in the afternoon, guests were treated to “Harmony on Call,” an award-winning ladies’ quartet. About 20 people came in Victorian style costumes. Everyone was encouraged to vote for their favorite costume and nine year-old Violet Gletty-Syoers won first prize. Old-fashioned lawn games and tours of the Larson House Museum were also appreciated by the visitors. The lines were long at the food booth and folks raved about “McFarland’s best strawberry shortcake dessert.” Volunteers baked the shortcake and picked fresh strawberries for this mouth-watering dessert.
The event was sponsored by the McFarland Historical Society that owns and operates the Larson House Museum, the Museum on Main Street, the Norwegian Log Cabin and the Early Farming Display. The Society is in the midst of adding on to the Museum on Main Street for a records center and additional display space. In 2016, proceeds from this fundraiser went towards the new addition. Proceeds from the event in 2017 will go towards building displays in the new display room.