The Brandywine Health Foundation’s board of directors have approved a $30,000 general operating grant to the Rotary Club of Coatesville to organize the Strawberry Festival in May 2020.
“Our new strategic plan and approach will enable us to focus on improving the conditions under which all people in the Greater Coatesville community can be healthy and thrive,” said Vanessa Briggs, BHF’s President and CEO. “We are pleased that the Rotary Club of Coatesville has made the decision to take on the role of organizer of the 2020 Strawberry Festival, hosted by the Brandywine Hospital. And so, the foundation’s board and staff wanted to provide the organization with a one-time general operating grant to assist them in their efforts to coordinate this community event.”
“Forty-seven years ago, our club staged the first festival along with the nurses of the former Coatesville Hospital,” said Lindsay Myers, president of the Rotary Club of Coatesville. “We are incredibly excited to again lead this landmark event, which the Brandywine Health Foundation has built into such an important event in our community. We deeply appreciate this extraordinary show of support with this general operating grant.”
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The Rotary Club of Coatesville is pleased to announce that the Club will serve as organizer of
the upcoming Strawberry Festival, which will be held on May 28-31, 2020 on the grounds of the
Brandywine Hospital. This decision was made after considerable discussion prompted by the
news that The Brandywine Health Foundation would no longer undertake the management and
oversight of the festival.
“We are delighted that the Rotary Club of Coatesville has decided to take on the role of
organizer of the 2020 Strawberry Festival,” said Vanessa B. Briggs, president and CEO of
Brandywine Health Foundation. “Our new strategic plan requires that we use our time and
resources differently. Moving forward, having a positive, sustainable impact on the current and
emerging health care needs of the Coatesville community is our singular priority. We wish
the Rotary Club and Brandywine Hospital/Tower Health the best in this new venture.”
According to Lindsay Myers, Rotary Club of Coatesville President, “47 years ago, our Club
staged the first Festival along with the nurses of the former Coatesville Hospital. We are
incredibly excited to again lead this landmark event and are grateful to Tower Health for so
enthusiastically continuing their support of the Festival in 2020.”
Myers continues, “We would also be remiss if we didn’t recognize the substantial funding from
the community that has allowed us to assume this role. We look forward to announcing our
presenting sponsors and will encourage the community to join us in thanking them for making
the continuation of the Festival possible. This is going to be a true community collaboration and
2020 will feature some exciting new aspects while preserving the tradition that has made this
such a highly anticipated event.”
Rotary’s focus has always been a service to the community and the Strawberry Festival will be
yet another way for the Rotary Club of Coatesville to continue this mission. In keeping with this
tradition of support for local organizations, recipients of the proceeds from the Festival will
benefit the Coatesville Youth Initiative, Chester County Food Bank and other outstanding
Any individuals or groups interested in learning more about Rotary Club of Coatesville or the
Strawberry Festival can visit the Club website at coatesvillerotary.org.
We invite you to join our impressive list of sponsors supporting the 2019 Brandywine Health Foundation Strawberry Festival. Your gift will help the Brandywine Health Foundation will help transform the greater Coatesville are into a healthier and more vibrant community. Find out more.
Would you like to showcase your items at the 2019 Strawberry Festival? We are now accepting applications for craft vendors and promotional vendors. Please contact Karol at 610-380-9080 x105 for any inquiries.
Thank you to our amazing volunteer committee for your hard work all year long! The Strawberry Festival would not be possible without your time, energy, and support and we cannot thank you enough! You are rock stars!
Come and see what the adventure is all about! Boy Scouts of America is offering FREE model boat and model car racing this year at the Strawberry Festival! Stop by their tents to test your racing skills! Prizes for everyone! (Boy Scouts will be at the festival on Saturday from 12-9pm and Sunday from 12-6pm)
Please join us in welcoming one of our NEW vendors to the Strawberry Festival, Coatesville’s own Fuel Cafe! Fuel will be serving coffee and pastry to festival guests this year! (Fuel Cafe is located at 247 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville).