|Raynardton is a small community
nestled between Gavelton and Deerfield. This time of year(spring), everyone
is talking about graduation, weddings, and, of course, strawberries! The
Wood's Strawberry Farm has already started producing a community favorite.
Plans for the annual Strawberry Festival are well underway, and this year,
due to the heat and early start of strawberries, it will be held the end
of June, rather then July. This is an event where everyone gets together
and helps out anyway they can. Community members donate old items, or handmade
crafts and quilts for the yard sale and auction, helping to raise money
for the fire hall. The kids youth group helps out by running games for
the other kids. And at the end of the day there's a supper of homemade
dishes, sweets, and, of course, strawberry shortcake.
It is a close community, where everyone feels like one large family.
Many people are related, mostly through old ancestors, those who are not
blood relatives are welcomed into the "family" with open arms. The Raynard's
(ancestors of the first settler Job Raynard) and Andrew's are the most
The Raynardton Free Baptist church can be found at the corner of the Raynardton and Hamilton roads. It is a small church, with stained glass windows and a beautiful hardwood interior. Services are held every other Sunday.
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