About Poteet Strawberry Festival

Poteet Strawberry Festival

Located in the heart of the Artesian Belt, Poteet is recognized as the "Strawberry Capital of Texas".  No doubt, Henry and Ida Mumme, the city's founders, would be amazed to see what acclaim is now attached to the crop which started as a few rows in Mumme's kitchen garden.

The first year of marketing Poteet strawberries proved very successful and strawberries sold for $20....that's more than they sell for on today's market.  In 1921 a group of Poteet citizens invited guests from San Antonio to partake in its new found delicacies.  Headlines in the San Antonio Express read, "Crimson Berries Beckon Hungry Tourists to Poteet."  The Poteet Rotary Club continued the tradition when it organized the 1st Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival in 1948.

Authentic Poteet Strawberries

The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association will celebrate the 68th Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival April 10, 11 & 12, 2015.  Since the annual event draws crowds in excess of 100,000, the demand for Poteet strawberries is greater than the supply.  Unfortunately, outside strawberry markets move into the Poteet area to take advantage of the crowds.  The Association has no control of vendors outside the Festival Grounds.  However, to assure that our guests are getting the genuine articles, all local berries will be in newly designed boxes which state "Fresh Produce-Poteet, Texas" during Festival Weekend.  The Poteet growers are also offered locations on the Festival Grounds to sell their berries.

For information on Poteet strawberries and their availability at other times, call our office at 888-742-8144. Or, email Carol Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Anna Palacios-Skurka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Scholarships

Over two decades ago the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association (PSFA) established a Scholarship Program. The Association saw its Scholarship Program as an avenue by which local young people could attain a higher education.

Each year the Festival funds approximately thirty scholarships to Poteet graduates. The Association alone donates at least ten scholarships each year. Most of its seven member organizations donates from two to four scholarships each year and many of the thirty or so non-profit church, school and civic organizations that operate food booths on the Festival Grounds donate scholarships as well.

Several years ago, in an effort to supply additional support and encouragement for these ambitious young people, the Poteet Strawberry Festival pledged continuing scholarships to those students who remained in college and maintained their grades. The purpose was to see that those who wished to graduate and earn a degree could, enabling them to become more productive citizens.

 

Preset Styles

The Style Settings panel in the Gantry based theme administration interface provides several options for configuring the main built in stylistic aspects of the template.

Style

Gantry also provides the ability for you to create your own custom presets based on any parameter in the theme administrator. You should determine which parameters you wish to configure to be a part of the presets.


Assigning a Style

With Gantry, the ability to assign a certain style to an individual page has never been easier and/or more efficient. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to Extensions → Template Manager → rt_alerion → Assignments → *Menu Item*
  • Select your preset from Show Presets, configure and save.

After setting your defaults to the desired values, select the Menu Items button and choose the menu item you wish to modify the parameters for. You will then see a series of checkboxes on the left of all the supported parameters.

Select the checkbox next to the parameter you wish to modify, it will then become active, and you can modify as you wish. Clicking “Save” in the toolbar will then save this configuration.

Gantry Framework: Style Configuration

Logo Editing

1. The Logo Picker

  1. Enable Logo and set to Custom at Admin → Extensions → Templates Manager → rt_alerion → Features.
  2. Set Logo Picker to either RokGallery or MediaManager.
  3. Select your logo, Insert and Save

Logo Panel
 

Select Logo
 

2. Manual Change

  1. Enable Logo and set Type to Alerion.
  2. Upload logo.png and logo-icon.png to the
    /templates/rt_alerion/images/logo/ directory
  3. Clear your browser cache and refresh.

If you cannot see your new logo, ensure you have uploaded it to the right directory and the directory permissions are writeable. Enquire with your hosting provider.

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Friday, April 4th 2014

  **NOTE: SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGES AND/OR CANCELATIONS**

EntertainerTimeStage
  THROUGHOUT
THE DAY
 
White Tiger Exhibit   STAGE #4
Marsha's Petting Zoo   H.E.B. STAGE #6
Kidz Science Safari   H.E.B. STAGE #6
Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales   H.E.B. STAGE #6
   6:00 PM  
Freckles, the Official   STROLLING ACT(S) 
Fables of the West   STROLLING ACT(S)
Dinosaur Walk   STROLLING ACT(S)
The Enchanted Wagon   STROLLING ACT(S)
The Strong Man   STAGE #2
The Palacios Brothers   STAGE #5 - VETERANS PAVILION 
Chente Barrera   BUD LIGHT STAGE #8 - VFW PAVILION
Mark Riggs   STAGE #9
Ryan Vizcaino   STAGE #10 - LIONS | ROTARY PAVILION
Doo Wah Riders   STAGE #12 - ARMED FORCES PAVILION
  6:30 PM  
Ham Bone Pig Races   STAGE #7 
Special Rodeo Performances   RAM RODEO LIONS ARENA 
The Broken String Road   STAGE #13 - LIONS PAVILION
  7:00 PM  
 Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist   STAGE #3 
   7:30 PM  
South Texas Gunfighters
 
RICKS INSURANCE STAGE - STAGE #1
The Show Band   STAGE #10 - LIONS | ROTARY PAVILION
  8:00 PM  
Name Brand
 
STAGE #5 - VETERANS PAVILION
Las Fenix
 
BUD LIGHT STAGE #8 - VFW PAVILION
   8:30 PM  
Jim Adams Comedy Ventriloquist Show   STAGE #3
Ali Dee
 
STAGE #12 - ARMED FORCES PAVILION
David St. Romain   STAGE #13 - LIONS PAVILION
   9:30 PM  
AliCat Project   STAGE #5 - VETERANS PAVILION
  10:00 PM  
David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales
 
BUD LIGHT STAGE #8 - VFW PAVILION
   10:30 pm  
Granger Smith
 
STAGE #13 - LIONS PAVILION