A Berry Success


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jared Lacey performs “Kiss Me” during the Home Grown Talent Show Saturday in downtown Troy. Lacey won the Home Grown Talent Show during the 41th anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jared Lacey performs “Kiss Me” during the Home Grown Talent Show Saturday in downtown Troy. Lacey won the Home Grown Talent Show during the 41th anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Dymond McDonald, (10), a 2002 Troy High School graduate, stops Piqua’s Kendall Taylor, (2), a 2009 graduate of Piqua High School, during an Troy alumni football game Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Festival-goers flooded the streets and levee area for the food booths, fun, entertainment, contests and crafts during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Julie Hablitzel, right, and her grandson, Nick Hablitzel, along with neighbor Debra Brooks, all of Springfield, together sample a fruit crisp from Think Sweet Bakery Saturday during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News A children’s parade, which included Troy Miami East Girl Scouts, helped kick-off the opening ceremony during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium. The festival continues throughout the weekend on the levee and downtown area.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Wes Catron, 6, of Tennessee, won the boys 6 and 7 year-old heat of the pie eating contest during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday in downtown Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Kailyn Hatfield helps pass out samples of strawberry salsa for The Future Begins Today during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival. The organization is selling strawberry salsa as well as strawberry preserve during the festival in downtown Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Eleanor Anderson, 4, performs “You Are My Sunshine” during the during the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant Saturday at the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival. Anderson won Little Miss Strawberry during the event near the Troy Memorial Stadium.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News A flood of festival-goers filled the levee and Public Square of Troy during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Festival-goers encourage participants in a heat of the big wheel races Friday during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Troy Strawberry Festival General Chairman Matt Watkins is shoved into a strawberry pie with help from festival queen Sierra Simon, left of Watkins, while first attendant is Natalie Rocke and the second attendant Randi Frazier, look on during the pie eating contest on the levee Saturday in Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Eleanor Anderson, 4, center, daughter of Stephanie and Evan Anderson, of Troy, won Little Miss Strawberry while Owen Poeppelman, 6, son of Brian and Cheryl Poeppelman, of Troy, won Little Mr. Strawberry during the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant Saturday at the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday in downtown Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.


TROY — Warm weather and sunny skies have brought record-breaking crowds out to the 41st annual Troy Strawberry Festival.

The event continues today, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include:

Berry Bike Tour — 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Troy High School

Classic Run 10K Run — 7:30 a.m., Troy Community Park

Shortcake Special Run (2,000 meters) — 7:35 a.m., Troy Community Park

Entertainment, Various music acts — 10 to 5:30 p.m., Prouty Plaza Stage and Levee Stage

Booths open: Food, crafts and games — 10 a.m., Downtown Troy and levee

Diaper Derby — Noon, Center Stage

Super Kids — Noon, Troy Memorial Stadium, registration begins 11:30 a.m.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jared Lacey performs “Kiss Me” during the Home Grown Talent Show Saturday in downtown Troy. Lacey won the Home Grown Talent Show during the 41th anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_Home_Grown_0596-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Jared Lacey performs “Kiss Me” during the Home Grown Talent Show Saturday in downtown Troy. Lacey won the Home Grown Talent Show during the 41th anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Dymond McDonald, (10), a 2002 Troy High School graduate, stops Piqua’s Kendall Taylor, (2), a 2009 graduate of Piqua High School, during an Troy alumni football game Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170602aw_TSF_FlagFootball_0564-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Dymond McDonald, (10), a 2002 Troy High School graduate, stops Piqua’s Kendall Taylor, (2), a 2009 graduate of Piqua High School, during an Troy alumni football game Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Festival-goers flooded the streets and levee area for the food booths, fun, entertainment, contests and crafts during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_crafts_2911-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Festival-goers flooded the streets and levee area for the food booths, fun, entertainment, contests and crafts during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Julie Hablitzel, right, and her grandson, Nick Hablitzel, along with neighbor Debra Brooks, all of Springfield, together sample a fruit crisp from Think Sweet Bakery Saturday during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_STF_treat_2764-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Julie Hablitzel, right, and her grandson, Nick Hablitzel, along with neighbor Debra Brooks, all of Springfield, together sample a fruit crisp from Think Sweet Bakery Saturday during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News A children’s parade, which included Troy Miami East Girl Scouts, helped kick-off the opening ceremony during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium. The festival continues throughout the weekend on the levee and downtown area.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170602aw_TSF_Childrens_Parade.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News A children’s parade, which included Troy Miami East Girl Scouts, helped kick-off the opening ceremony during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium. The festival continues throughout the weekend on the levee and downtown area.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Wes Catron, 6, of Tennessee, won the boys 6 and 7 year-old heat of the pie eating contest during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday in downtown Troy.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_Pie_0679-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Wes Catron, 6, of Tennessee, won the boys 6 and 7 year-old heat of the pie eating contest during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday in downtown Troy.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Kailyn Hatfield helps pass out samples of strawberry salsa for The Future Begins Today during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival. The organization is selling strawberry salsa as well as strawberry preserve during the festival in downtown Troy.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_salsa_2784-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Kailyn Hatfield helps pass out samples of strawberry salsa for The Future Begins Today during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival. The organization is selling strawberry salsa as well as strawberry preserve during the festival in downtown Troy.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Eleanor Anderson, 4, performs “You Are My Sunshine” during the during the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant Saturday at the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival. Anderson won Little Miss Strawberry during the event near the Troy Memorial Stadium.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_Miss_0753-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Eleanor Anderson, 4, performs “You Are My Sunshine” during the during the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant Saturday at the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival. Anderson won Little Miss Strawberry during the event near the Troy Memorial Stadium.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News A flood of festival-goers filled the levee and Public Square of Troy during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_crowd_2777.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News A flood of festival-goers filled the levee and Public Square of Troy during the 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Festival-goers encourage participants in a heat of the big wheel races Friday during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170602aw_TSF_BigWheel_0476-1.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Festival-goers encourage participants in a heat of the big wheel races Friday during the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Troy Strawberry Festival General Chairman Matt Watkins is shoved into a strawberry pie with help from festival queen Sierra Simon, left of Watkins, while first attendant is Natalie Rocke and the second attendant Randi Frazier, look on during the pie eating contest on the levee Saturday in Troy.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_Pie_2928.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Troy Strawberry Festival General Chairman Matt Watkins is shoved into a strawberry pie with help from festival queen Sierra Simon, left of Watkins, while first attendant is Natalie Rocke and the second attendant Randi Frazier, look on during the pie eating contest on the levee Saturday in Troy.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News Eleanor Anderson, 4, center, daughter of Stephanie and Evan Anderson, of Troy, won Little Miss Strawberry while Owen Poeppelman, 6, son of Brian and Cheryl Poeppelman, of Troy, won Little Mr. Strawberry during the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant Saturday at the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday in downtown Troy.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170603aw_TSF_Littles_2900.jpgAnthony Weber | Troy Daily News Eleanor Anderson, 4, center, daughter of Stephanie and Evan Anderson, of Troy, won Little Miss Strawberry while Owen Poeppelman, 6, son of Brian and Cheryl Poeppelman, of Troy, won Little Mr. Strawberry during the Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Pageant Saturday at the 2017 Troy Strawberry Festival Saturday in downtown Troy.

Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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Anthony Weber | Troy Daily News The 41st anniversary of the Troy Strawberry Festival a success for Troy.
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