St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St., Defiance, is hosting its annual Strawberry Festival Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes: shredded chicken sandwiches, beef sandwiches, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, Jello salad, strawberry pie, an assortment of other pies, homemade ice cream and cakes and beverages. Dine-in is available for a freewill offering and carryouts are $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local food pantries. Preparing for the festival are Judy Dally (left), Betty Donahue (center) and Deanna Smith. For more information, call 419-782-4176.