Second Presbyterian Church Women’s Association invites the community to an afternoon of good food and fun at its annual old-fashioned ice cream social to be held on the church’s lawn from 4 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.
A $5 ticket per individual will buy a hot dog with sauce and all the trimmings, potato chips, ice cream, cake and lemonade or water. The event will feature cake walks, a variety of activities for children and a Chinese auction.
The special attraction will be an auction of unique baked goods based on church members’ favorite recipes. Items to be auctioned may include delicacies such as a Greenbrier pound cake, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, orange marmalade cake, dark chocolate tart, peanut butter fudge, coconut cream balls, Heath Bar cake, a variety of pies, homemade pimento cheese, fresh garden vegetables and many other favorite recipes.
Proceeds from the ice cream social will be used to help defray expenses of Second Presbyterian Church’s annual Festival of Lessons & Carols held each December as a special community holiday program.
The auction promises to be a lively, entertaining and competitive process which has always yielded excellent proceeds, according to the Women’s Association Council.
Second Presbyterian Church Director of Music Stanley Workman, Jr., said anticipation of the ice cream social transcends Second Presbyterian Church.
“Over the past three years, the ice cream social has become a highly-anticipated event, not only for our church, but also for members of our community who come together in support of Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” Workman said. “There is much joy in the gathering – from the delicious food, the Chinese auction, the cake walks, and of course, the dessert auction – with everyone, community and church, taking part in their own way to insure the success of the Nine Lessons and Carols program.”
In recent years, the ice cream social has raised more than three thousand dollars to benefit the special musical evening of sacred anthems and carols performed by Second Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Choir and a full orchestra and directed by Dr. Workman, along with scripture readings by lay readers from the church and community. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is scheduled for Dec. 19, this year.
Tickets for the ice cream social and further information may be obtained by stopping in the church office on Waller Street during regular office hours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or contacting the office at 740-353-4159. Walk-ins are welcome. In case of rain, the ice cream social will be held in the church’s lower level dining room.