Friends of the Eckhart Public Library Present

Strawberries in the Park

It's back! Come join the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library on July 1st as they serve up Strawberry Shortcake and family-friendly fun for a great cause! This year we will be hosting a downtown daytime shortcake pickup (by presale ticket only), and then teaming up with First Fridays to host the first-come, first serve shortcake event at the Eckhart Public Library in the evening. All profits will be used to buy books for the library!

Schedule of Events

July 1st, 2022

Strawberry Shortcake Pickup Downtown

  • Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Tickets must be purchased in advanced and are available at Eckhart Public Library, the Deli at 6th & Main, or online through our online event page.

First Fridays Family Fun & Strawberry Shortcake

  • Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Activities include carriage rides from downtown, story time, live music, face painting, Friends Book Sale, and fun from Y on the Fly! Shortcake will be first come, first serve, until sold out.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Auburn Dental Associates, PC

Auburn Main Street

Auburn Moose Family Center

The Deli at Sixth & Main

DeKalb County Central United School District

Downtown Auburn Business Association

Eckhart Library Foundation

Feller & Clark Funeral Home

Friends of Eckhart Public Library

First United Methodist Church

The James Foundation

The Journal Gazette Foundation

Mefford, Weber & Blythe

Mettert's WaterCare


Dr. Douglas and Barbara Olenyik Morrow

Vision Source Innovative Eye Care

Willenar Genealogy Foundation

YMCA of DeKalb County

We are looking for volunteers! If you are interested, please check out our signup form!