Coming Up Blueberries

By Matt Markham

August 5, 2011 Updated Aug 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM EDT

Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Blueberries are in season now, and so is one local town's annual festival.

A blueberry plant gives back every year...if properly tended.

After thirty-two years, the Susquehanna County community has taken care of the Blueberry Festival to take care of its library.

"I worked on the first one and we made $1,200 or $1,500 and we were so proud," said Bev Fraser. "Last year we made $77,000 in two days."

"You have a huge amount of people that are working to support the library," said Bob Smith. "The economy is tough, and what you see here is a festival that brings a sense of dignity and civility."

A book sale at the center, busy workers around it, and people coming from far and wide for all things blueberry.

"The variety and the opportunity to see all the different local products, and the chance to support really neat locally based organizations," said Roger Ullman of Swarthmore, PA.

"Yesterday we all started baking at one o'clock at the highschool and we were done at 5:30," said Merry Logue. "We baked 1,393 muffins for this."

"The fundraising aspect is very important when it comes to the Blueberry Festival but with blueberries comes a lot of food. You can get any type of blueberry food here including blueberry ice cream, and blueberry pizza!

Aside from the food and the crafts, the nicest part of the Blueberry Festival is the coming together of the community.

"It's almost like a Norman Rockwell event," Smith said. "You look at the blueberry festival and you say 'Wait a minute, this doesn't happen in the year 2011!'"

But, it does in Montrose!

The Blueberry Festival continues from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday..