The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Strawberry Day in the Park will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park in downtown Ponchatoula. This event will be held in conjunction with the Ponchatoula Jaycees’ Charity Jambalaya Cook-off.

The day begins with the unveiling of the addition of two names — past chairmen Richard Stilley and John S. Vaughan ­—to the Festival Memorial Remembrance.

Entries for the annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Bake-off must be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., organizers said. Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. Entry fees are $3 per entry for adults 18 and older.

The categories include: Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Jelly/Jam, Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Muffin/Loaf/Cookie, Strawberry Miscellaneous (non-dessert) and Other Strawberry Dessert.

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A Holey Board Tournament will be held during the day with a “Winner-take-all” prize. The entry fee is $5. Contact Donald Lanier at (985) 634 0731.

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