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A "Sweet" Weekend in Owego

Pat Hansen was an organizer of the very first Owego Strawberry Festival.

"It started out like a sidewalk sale.  We sell strawberries, add a little music," said Pat Hansen, co-organizer of the Owego Strawberry Festival.

33 years later, the festival is now a two day affair.

"Tonight we'll probably have around 5-10,000 people.  Tomorrow we'll be in the neighborhood 30,000 people," said Lisa Curatolo, co-organizer of the Owego Strawberry Festival.  "All the downtown shops, the historic Owego market place, the Owego merchants put all of this on together.  We have all these different concerts.  We have fantastic things for children to do."

"Churches, scouts, girls club, Kiwanis--everybody is involved, everybody," said Hansen.

"It shows the people the town in itself and what the towns all about.  A lot of different shops and stores, it's just a fun time," said Bob Layman, a festival chef.

The festival now includes a 5K race, a parade, and even more strawberries.

"Well we got about 1,200 in fresh and we sell about a thousand shortcake," said Hanson

But it's more than the local produce that makes for a sweet experience. 

"The music and the people.  You get to see all of your friends and everyone," said Alexis Hillicker.  "I just came here ever since I was little so it's just tradition for me."

"It's seeing the kids enjoy what they are doing--seeing all the people have a great time.  Reminds me of when I was a child.  It's great," said Curatolo.

"It's great fun.  All kinds of things going on and of course the fresh strawberries are wonderful," said Howard Seymour.

"When we go eat, and just have fun as a family," said Sarah Myers.

**Ali Warner Fox 40 HD News**


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