Summer Ice Cream Social

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LWV members and friends were greeted with a warm welcome and a cooler than expected summer afternoon at our Annual Ice Cream Social Friend Raiser, which was held on Sunday, July 23 in the shaded patios of the Western Justice Center. What a Friend Raiser it was! We served crispy waffle cones filled with delicious Fosselman’s ice cream and sorbet, topped with fresh fruit and other tasty treats, to more than 150 guests. This year we added iced coffee to the drink table of limeade, iced tea, and refreshing cool water.

The Happiness Dixieland Band provided music with a variety of toe-tapping songs to enhance our time together. Our members are our greatest asset … and for me, the best part of the Ice Cream Social was getting a chance to talk with so many of our members. In addition to our members, who are definitely VIPs, we are fortunate that twenty-two area elected officials joined us, along with many others who serve on appointed boards and commissions. Guests enjoyed the chance to meet so many of their political representatives and vice versa.

This year guests had an opportunity to purchase some unique donated items—a win-win for our treasury and for the lucky winners of the Silent Auction items. Thanks to our auction donors Robert Cornell, Marty Giffen, Douglas Hoover, Sally Hoover, Dorothy Keane, Melissa Mackey, Marge Nichols, Pasadena Playhouse, Marty Ruane, Irma Strantz, Vicki Thompson, Edna Trigg, Vroman’s Bookstore, and Marilynne Wilander.

The happy winner of the Money Hat raffle was Jane Wallace. Money raised from the raffle tickets will be used to purchase pocket copies of the US Constitution for area high school students.

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors. Between tickets sales and sponsors, and many generous donors of supplies, we raised more than our goal which will make a difference.Thanks to everyone who attended or was a sponsor for making this event a huge success!

– Sally Hoover