WOOLWICH TWP. – Are you ready to enjoy strawberries and short cake with ice cream while sitting under a grove of large shade trees? Then don’t miss the 24th annual Old Stone Church Strawberry Festival taking place on June 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Old Stone Church.
Ticket price is only $6.00 for adults and children 10 and over and $3 for children under 10. The festival is a fundraiser for the preservation of the church. Tickets can be purchased at Old Stone during the event or you can purchase them beforehand by contacting Marvin Dare at 467-2797 or Mary Ann Homan at 467-1994.
The Festival is sponsored by Bethesda United Methodist Church, which preserves and maintains the old church building, grounds and cemetery, and works to introduce people to the history of the church and of our ancestors who worshipped there. Old Stone was built in 1793 and is one of the oldest Methodist Churches in South Jersey and it remains very much the same today as it was 221 years ago, still lit only by oil lamps and warmed by only the body heat of the worshippers. The Church and cemetery will be open for viewing during the event.
Old Stone Church is located approximately two miles north of Swedesboro at the intersection of Stone Meeting House Road and Oak Grove Road. It can be found by taking Oak Grove Road north from Route 322.
In the event of inclement weather, the Festival will be held at Bethesda United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, in Swedesboro at Kings Highway and Railroad Avenue.