On Saturday, October 23, 2004, 27 participants (out of an initial sign-up of 32) attended a special Strawberry Shortcake program in the Community Room of the Bucyrus Public Library. As each child entered the room, they were given a pink cupcake nametag.
Children's Librarian Barb Scott began the program with a short Powerpoint presentation on the history of Strawberry Shortcake, who was first popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
After this presentation, the participants were free to choose from four craft tables provided. The crafts were:
1. Strawberry Bookmark--Participants traced patterns onto felt and cut them out, placing grograin ribbon between felt pieces, and then decorating the outside to look like strawberries. Green felt leaves were also added.
2. Strawberry Shortcake Paper Dolls--Participants were given a doll pattern to color and cut out, as well as a page with clothing and hats.
3. Strawberry Shortcake Coloring Page--Participants colored a picture of Strawberry Shortcake reading a book. These papers were handed in to Barb to be used as part of display along with pictures of the day's program.
4. Strawberry Shortcake Lanyard Necklace--Participants first cut a piece of plastic lanyard and then strung red and pink pony beads onto them in any pattern they desired.
Once participants had finished up crafts, snacks were enjoyed. Strawberry cupcakes with strawberry icing and sprinkles, creme wafer cookies, fruit snacks, and strawberry punch were available for everyone.
Following snack time and finishing up crafts, drawings were held for a variety of Strawberry Shortcake prizes. Prizes included a pencil pouch, plastic drinking cup, stickers, sticker book, Strawberry Shortcake doll, coloring book.