Licking spoon

licking spoon

Stephanie Hagenaars

Many visitors at the annual “Strawberry Social” on Thursday afternoon enjoyed the sun while snacking on delicious strawberry shortcake. But it was a little too hot for Teagan McKinnon, four, who escaped the heat by crawling underneath a table on the La Verendrye Hospital grounds to enjoy her tasty dessert. Meanwhile, top right, Joan Gustafson, Donna Handberg, and Amy Wreggitt were busy putting together servings of strawberry shortcake for eager visitors. A total of 934 shortcakes were served for this year’s social, including 660 sold for delivery, 54 given to patients in the hospital, and 220 on the La Verendrye Hospital grounds during the event.