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Strawberry Festival the result of nearly 8,000 volunteer hours

Editor's note: This is one in an occasional series highlighting volunteer activities in the Lebanon community.

By Sarah Brown

For Lebanon Local

Ever stop to consider what it takes to put on one of the largest festivals in Oregon?

Lots and lots of volunteers.

It took 10 months, 140 volunteers and at least 7,981 volunteer hours to pull off the four-day 114th Strawberry Festival.

The festival, operated by nonprofit Strawberry Festival Association, has expanded in recent years to include live musical entertainment, a Family Land arena offering free entertainment for kids, alcohol vendors and co...