MONTROSE, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The weather cleared up to cap-off a popular event in Susquehanna County. The 39th annual Montrose Blueberry Festival took place Saturday.
The event is held on the first Friday and Saturday in August ever since starting in 1980.
People at the festival can enjoy everything from blueberry ice cream to blueberry pizza.
Proceeds from the free event benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association.
“The festival raises about $70,000, hopefully we’ll do that in spite of the rain yesterday, and then that money gets turned around and goes right back into operating costs to keep the lights on for all six of our operating companies,” says Beth Vaccaro, Chair of the Blueberry Festival.
“The fact that the community all comes together to help support libraries and the historical society is just amazing,” says Sharon Norville of Montrose.
Besides blueberries, the popular fundraiser featured a book sale, silent auction and games for the kids in Susquehanna County.