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The Strawberry Festival board says it based its decision on “an abundance of caution.”
The 44th annual event was to be presented by Kettering Health Network.
The 2019 Troy Strawberry Festival took place June 1-2, 2019, in downtown Troy around the Public Square and along the Great Miami River levee. Festival-goers enjoyed strawberry treats, festival eats and shopped and hundreds of booths. Did we spot you there? DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED
Considered the kick-off of the Dayton summer festival season, this year’s festival was to feature more than 200 arts and crafts exhibitors, activities and entertainment on two stages.
It attracts as many as 150,000 people annually for a list of strawberry-themed foods that includes donuts, homemade strawberry shortcake, strawberry salsa and strawberry lemon shakeups
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The food is served by nonprofits and other Troy organizations.
The 2018 festival generated $ 374,938 for the 71 participating organizations, according to earlier reporting from this news organization.
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“Ultimately, the Festival is committed to providing a fun, family friendly festival that supports our local nonprofits. We are looking at ways we can do that over the coming weeks and months,” Roth said as part of the release.