Strawberry contest winners announced

The annual strawberry basket contest took place May 7 at the Upshur County Extension Office in advance of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon.

The baskets were judged on design, originality, creativity, workmanship and keeping with this year’s Strawberry Festival theme, “An Exciting Family Tradition.”

The winning CEOS clubs are: First place, Teter; second place, Pringle Tree; third place, Sunset Heights.

Other clubs that participated included Brushy Fork, Lorentz, Modern Homettes, Mt. Nebo, Rock Cave and Tallmansville.

Baskets are on display at the First Community Bank in Buckhannon, and they will be sold at the auction on Friday. The bidding will begin at 4 p.m. on the Courthouse Plaza. Proceeds will benefit the CEOS educational and community activities.

The 72nd annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon runs through May 19, with parades, contests, entertainment and a variety of special events. Additional information is available by calling 304-472-9036 or visiting