By Lisa Thomas
The 2nd Annual Juneberry Fest is scheduled in Powers Lake on Thursday, June 15th from 3:00-6:00pm. Mayor Kari Enget and local businesses have teamed up to offer unique Juneberry treats to customers while shopping and enjoying an afternoon uptown. In addition to the delectables, there will be store specials and drawings for Powers Lake Bucks and other door prizes.
The staff at Cenex will be dishing up cheesecake topped with juneberries while Audrey at the Food Barn will be baking her delicious juneberry pie. The Fit For Life Fitness Center will serve juneberry oatmeal cookies. The Senior Citizens and Civic Club are joining forces to make a big batch of juneberry muffins served with a special blend of huckleberry coffee. Prairie Pride Foods and DO BBQ will be serving pulled pork sandwiches with juneberry relish. The ladies at Northwest Vet will be hosting a drawing for juneberry syrup and juneberry jam. Tammy and the girls at Northern Charm Boutique will be whipping up juneberry yogurt cups to enjoy while checking out their wide variety of clothing and accessories, jewelry and gifts. Celeste Moody will be offering bottled water at her massage therapy office. The folks at the Country Store will be offering juneberry cake and shoppers can stop next door at Western Tax and get a scoop of juneberry ice cream from Naomi and Amber of Fiesel Law. Right down the sidewalk from them, the Liberty State Bank team will be serving juneberry bars that Mayor Enget says are “to die for.” Shoppers may be thirsty after all of that dessert and can top it off with a juneberry milkshake from The Historic Hygge Hotel. The Floor Store will be serving poppyseed bread with juneberry jam and Jorgenson Lumber will have “Anita’s world-famous buns with juneberry jam” says Mayor Kari.
The first juneberry fest was 2022, because of a large donation of juneberries from Corrine Coughlin and this year, she came through again. “A big thank you to Corrine for the juneberries, she is the reason we are able to host this event!” Mayor Kari Enget said. “We welcome the surrounding communities to come enjoy the goodies and downtown activities,” she added.
As many people know, juneberries are grown on the prairies of North Dakota and can be sparse and supplies are usually limited, so those in attendance should plan a day of hitting their favorite dessert places first and enjoy while supplies last.