Photos: Strawberry pickin’

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Ben Hienz, foreground, kneels Friday while picking berries, as Conner Dobie, both of Cedarwood School in Mandeville, holds up a large strawberry and shouts excitedly to his mother, Kathy Dobie. Students from three south Louisiana schools picked berries in preparation for the annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Andrew Nicholas White, 5, left, and Timmy Hartman, 5, background, from Baton Rouge's Paul's Christian Academy, pick 'Radiance' variety berries Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Plump, ripe 'San Andreas' variety strawberries at the Landry-Poche' Strawberry Farm in Holden on Friday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Left to right, Emma Ruckman, 7, Mia Williams, 6, and Haleigh Long, 7, pose near a sign with giant strawberries, during a visit to the Landry-Poche' Strawberry Farm in Holden, La., Friday, April 12, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- During a visit by school children from Mandeville's Cedarwood School, Jude DiFranco, 7, tries to stack just one more strawberry atop his already-full bucket, at the Landry-Poche' Strawberry Farm in Holden, La., Friday, April 12, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- From left to right, John Clark III, 5, Timmy Hartman, 5, Andrew Nicholas White, 5, and Bryce Ward, 6, pick 'Radiance' variety berries, during a visit by school children from Baton Rouge's Paul's Christian Academy to the Landry-Poche' Strawberry Farm in Holden, La., Friday, April 12, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Students from Mandeville's Cedarwood School cheer excitedly during instructions from Rhonda Poche', during their visit to the Landry-Poche' Strawberry Farm in Holden, La., Friday, April 12, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Second-grader Montrall Pye, 7, eats a 'Radiance' variety strawberry as he picks, during a visit by school children from New Orleans' John Dibert School to the Landry-Poche' Strawberry Farm in Holden, La., Friday, April 12, 2013.

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