Troy Strawberry Festival
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2010 Troy Strawberry Festival Theme And Logo Unveiled

Posted: 9:16 pm EDT October 15, 2009Updated: 10:36 pm EDT October 15, 2009

TROY, Ohio -- The Troy Strawberry Festival committee announced the Troy Strawberry Festival theme and logo for 2010 which is “Volunteers, Changing the World.”

The theme was selected by Dave Pappas, General Chairman of the Troy Strawberry Festival. The theme represents Dave’s volunteerism and community involvement.The logo shows a “Strawberry World” with children from around the globe joining in front of the berry. The theme joins several important elements. Volunteers play a growing role both locally and internationally in promoting positive changes.

Dave is a Troy High School graduate with degrees from Ohio and Miami universities He is employed at Standard Register working within the technology organization. His wife, Becky, served as the 2009 Troy Strawberry Festival chairwoman and is employed by Troy City Schools. Their son, Matt, is a junior at the Ohio State University.“I have spent my adult life volunteering for a variety of worthy causes. To be selected as the festival general chairman is both an honor and a privilege. Everyone involved in the festival works in such a selfless way; I am fortunate being able to work with such a great group. I want to bring the focus back to the clubs and organizations and all of the ways those groups of volunteers improve the quality of life in Troy.”

The Troy Strawberry Festival will be celebrating its 34th anniversary. The festival dates are June 5 & 6, 2010.The festival began as a way for local clubs and organizations to raise funds for their endeavors and that remains the mission of the Troy Strawberry Festival today. In 2009, the local nonprofit groups were able to raise over $360,000 for their endeavors.This marks the first time in festival history that a husband and wife have been festival chairs following each other in consecutive years. Visit the Strawberry Festival website http://www.Gostrawberries.com for updates.


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Sunday June 06, 2010
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