Seven-year-old Katerina Fisher (left) tries her hand at gold panning during Sunday’s annual Strawberry Tea at the Yale Historic Site.

Seven-year-old Katerina Fisher (left) tries her hand at gold panning during Sunday’s annual Strawberry Tea at the Yale Historic Site.

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Annual Strawberry Tea at Yale Historic Site attracts hundreds

An estimated crowd of 300 people came to the Yale Historic Site on Sunday for the annual Strawberry Tea.

“That’s over 100 more than last year,” said Deb  Zervini, site supervisor.

The annual event featured gold panning, black powder demonstrations, food, games, music and even a candy cannon.

“It’s a family-friendly event.”

Zervini said the high number of visitors is encouraging, but it also means that more volunteers will be needed at next year’s event.

“We were running around like crazy this time,” she said.

The event, which was supposed to end at 4 p.m., still had guests and entertainment going long after five.

Zervini said the number of displays, like the interest, just keeps growing.