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Christ Church Cathedral cancels Strawberry Festival for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — June’s annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle won’t be happening this year.

The Cathedral Women at Christ Church Cathedral said the festival will not take place in 2020.

The next festival, which will be the 55th annual, will be held in 2021.

“While we are saddened to press pause after a half-century of this Indianapolis tradition, the biggest loss will be for the agencies who would benefit from the proceeds of the festival,” said Cathedral Women Strawberry Festival Co-Chairs Rebecca Winton and Jennifer Manterfield in a statement. “Our parish has not been able to gather at the Cathedral for some time, yet we have remained very much connected. We are asking the public to join us in that same spirit and help us raise funds to provide grant dollars to community organizations in need.”

The festival is held on the second Thursday in June each year.

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Organizers are asking the public to contribute donating $7 – the cost of a shortcake at the festival – to the Cathedral Women Small Grant Program.

Funds raised go back into the community as project grants.

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