Potato Strawberry Competition to Launch 5K Strawberry Sifter


Two great events will take place this Saturday, April 16 at the festival grounds in Potette: the Potatoes Strawberry Festival 5K Run/Walk and the 1 Mile Berry Walk and the Potatoes Strawberry Festival Strawberry Sift.  Pictured in the group on the left are portrait Rotarians: Sandra Leal, Felicia Leal, Darrell Eichmann, Debbie Hughes and Willie Leal.  The group on the right depicts members of the TRiCiTy Road Warriors: Diana Leal, Joseph Lazcano, Mercedes Lazcano, Charicia Lazcano and Enrique Ruiz.  Freckles, the official Poteet Strawberry Festival mascot, is displaying Poteet Berry donated by SoTex Farms.  Lisa Luna |  Pleasanton Express

Two nice occasions will happen this Saturday, April 16 on the competition grounds in Potette: the Potatoes Strawberry Competition 5K Run/Stroll and the 1 Mile Berry Stroll and the Potatoes Strawberry Competition Strawberry Sift. Pictured within the group on the left are portrait Rotarians: Sandra Leal, Felicia Leal, Darrell Eichmann, Debbie Hughes and Willie Leal. The group on the proper depicts members of the TRiCiTy Street Warriors: Diana Leal, Joseph Lazcano, Mercedes Lazcano, Charicia Lazcano and Enrique Ruiz. Freckles, the official Poteet Strawberry Competition mascot, is displaying Poteet Berry donated by SoTex Farms. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Specific

The seventy fifth Annual Potato Strawberry Competition is just every week away! This Saturday, April 16, there might be two nice occasions on the competition grounds—a 5K occasion, adopted by the Strawberry Sift.

Within the morning the Potato Rotary Membership and the Tricity Street Warriors will host the Potato Strawberry Competition 5K Run/Stroll and the 1 Mile Berry Stroll. Registration is underway and you may join on-line at www.runsignup.com. Merely enter “Potet 5K” underneath the “Discover a Race” part.

For individuals who tried to register on-line earlier this month and acquired the “Registration is full” message, it was as a consequence of a pc error that has been mounted.

For individuals who pre-register, you possibly can decide up your packet on Friday, April 15 from 5-8 p.m. at The Yard Kitchen in Potet.

On April 16, on-site registration and packet pickup might be out there from 6-7 a.m. Pleasanton JROTC cadets will submit coloration at 7:15 a.m., adopted by an invitation.

The 1 Mile Berry Stroll will begin at 7:30 a.m. adopted by a 5K run/stroll at 8 p.m. The quantity raised from this occasion goes in direction of scholarships.

Registration for ages 19 and up is $35 by way of April 15. On-site registration will improve to $40. The price for youngsters ages 5-18 is $25 by way of April 15 and might be $30 on April 16.

The plaques, awards and T-shirts had been designed by Mario Leal, son of Diana and Willie Leal.

The Potet Strawberry Competition Court docket might be a part of the festivities and current the prizes. The opposite hand would be the San Antonio Warriors Maiden Dancer handing out finishers’ medals and potted leos and the Work together Membership.

Varied teams might be operating, such because the Ashley Angels, TRiCiTy Street Warriors and the Atascosa Working Membership. Runners not solely characterize the county, but additionally characterize Kingsville, Corpus Christi and past.

Even should you’re not operating or strolling, you possibly can come out and help and cheer for individuals who are. There can even be distributors promoting present objects and different crafts, together with two meals vehicles, Margarita’s Tacos and Lisa’s Bagels.

Diana Leal stated, “For individuals who run and end the occasion they signed up for, their names are going into an entry for the Raffle Awards, that are donated by sure native companies. ” “So we’ll have the giveaway. It is about supporting everybody right here and that is the start of our Strawberry Sift to help native strawberry growers.

Strawberry Sift Set, After Sale

The Potet Rotary Membership will sponsor Strawberry Sift on the Rotary Pavilion on Saturday 16 April.

Sift is a strawberry judging occasion that takes place the weekend earlier than the Strawberry Competition Strawberry Public sale. Judgment begins at 2 p.m. Solely a grower’s strawberries holding 5 flats in a number of selection (class) can go forward for the Strawberry Competition public sale on April 23.

Willie Leal, president of the Potet Rotary Membership, defined that the sift started a couple of years earlier than the pandemic, when there have been an enormous variety of entries from growers. The sift helps to slim down the choice and the public sale, which takes place on April 23, takes much less time.

“So we determined to do a sift. What’s it, do all growers get to submit one entry, and there are standards for one entry, per grower, per selection,” Leal stated.

After testing, all berries might be bought with all proceeds going to the Potted Strawberry Growers Affiliation. The highest inserting berries might be bought for $40 per flat and the others for $30 per flat.

So come to the Rotary Pavilion this Saturday at 5 PM and store for final minute present high quality berries. The cash raised will return to the Potato Strawberry Growers Affiliation.



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