The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury is gearing up for its always-anticipated Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 19.
Last year more than 50 volunteers worked all day providing fresh berries with shortcake, whipped cream or ice cream to more than a thousand eager Islanders. Smoothies, cold bottled water and lemonade are also available, as are, of course, berries to go.
For those who can linger, tables and chairs on the lawn offer respite and a place to sit and enjoy the treats. Part of the fun is the sense of community, among neighbors and visitors from across the country and around the world.
The line may begin to form earlier, but doors will open at noon.