BY Molly Congdon
REXFORD-The Rexford Fire Station was painted red Wednesday, June 17 — but unlike the Queen of Hearts’ roses, this red came in the version of something edible, strawberries.
Stepping inside the Rexford Fire District Auxiliary’s annual Strawberry & Ice Cream Festival, the sweet scent of the soft, ruby-colored, seed-studded fruit was everywhere.
Ice cream sundaes and strawberry-slathered shortcakes were served up, balloon animals were inflated and twisted into figures and cartons of the heart-shaped hand-picked berries were sold.
The attractive and tasty treats boosted a good cause, as well, helping the auxiliary support the firefighters and their mission, and dozens came through the doors to take advantage of it.
Visitors were welcomed by berries.
Auxiliary President Barbara Capogna stands with Kathryn Dvorscak, the winner of the Auxiliary’s $500 scholarship.
Ice cream sundaes were dished out.
Hannah Kreig, left, and Anya Krisa help out the cause.
Balloon shapes and animals were made.
Everyone loves fresh strawberries.