COVID-19 upended our routines and forced us to make so many changes and adjustments to stay safe and healthy. We took them all in stride and found ways to stay open and modify the way we teach but not give up on our ideals. Rather than cancel our Strawberry Festival again this year, we decided to […]
Community School’s Annual Strawberry Festival takes on a new format this year as it’s reimagined for 2021. The event will take place in the expansive parking lot of Roanoke’s Berglund Center where a drive-through format will accommodate a socially distant atmosphere that still offers many of the festival’s familiar traditions including its signature homemade strawberry shortcakes.
Around this time 40 years ago, a group of ambitious Community School volunteers found themselves in the throes of preparation for Community School’s First Annual Strawberry Festival. Their goals were simple. Bake and sell a minimum of 2000 shortcakes. Raise a minimum of $2000 for Community School. Families and volunteers were tasked with baking shortcakes […]
Dear CS Community, Due to restrictions and guidelines put in place by the Center for Disease Control as well as state and local government regarding the new corona virus (COVID-19), we will be canceling Community School’s 40th Annual Strawberry Festival scheduled for May 1 and 2, 2020. This is a decision that pains us greatly […]
Thank you Roanoke Valley! Community School’s Strawberry Festival has been voted the top choice, Platinum, as the Favorite Annual Festival according to The Roanoker magazine’s Best of 2017! Read the Issue