Shortcakes on the Blacktop a delicious way to help local charities

The weather is getting warmer, so it’s time to cool off with some strawberry shortcakes.

Wednesday is the 17th Annual Shortcakes on the Blacktop, and all those delicious treats help out local charities.

They use over 576 pounds of strawberries to make over 2,000 strawberry shortcakes.

Shortcakes on the Blacktop takes place on Wednesday from 11 a.m. -5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. James, located at 117 N. Lafayette Boulevard, in South Bend.

They also deliver in downtown South Bend. Just call 876-7239 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Kirk Philippsen, with the Cathedral of St. James, was on 16 Morning News to share the details and a preview of the sweet treats. Click on the video link above to see the full interview.

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