TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A beloved Terre Haute event will return this year, and officials hope it will offer a “sweet” kickoff to the summer.

First Congregational Church will host its annual Strawberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 10 with some changes in place. This year’s event will be a “grab and go” style event.

Attendees will be able to pull up to the First Financial Bank parking lot at 6th and Ohio streets, grab their strawberry shortcakes with “the works” and be on their way.

Last year’s event was virtual, and organizers said they are glad to be back in person this summer.

“It just brings such energy downtown, and like I said, a kickoff to summer,” organizer Gwen Hicks said. “For me, it’s like, summer has began. We’ve got the the Strawberry Fest, we’re out there, the weather is nice, things are happening and obviously a lot of things are coming about. COVID is waning, we hope, and so this will be a kickoff for a lot of people to move past that.”

“The Works” will be $5 this year.

Organizers said they still need plenty of volunteers to help out during the event. Those interested should call First Congregational Church at (812) 232-8880.