Desserts galore filled several tables in Fellowship Hall with pies, brownies, cakes, and seven gallons of ice cream at last Saturday's Ice Cream Social. People listened to the music of The Strictly Jug Nuts, a 1960s band whose members sang songs of yesteryear as they strummed banjos, guitars, ukuleles, etc.
As with any such gathering, the planning started weeks in advance. Carol Beu created posters, Pastor Christina collected the names of volunteers, Richard Schabowski and Larry Nelson donated money for ice cream. It was an unexpected surprise.
Jennifer Keller purchased paper goods and food items, Steve McChesney was our emcee; and countless people volunteered their time to set up, serve, and clean up -- Ruth Ann Chaffee, Nancy Robinson, Susan and Richard Schabowski, Kim Manning, Jennifer Kendzior, ELC's Youth Ministry, and Boy Scout Troop 957, just to name a few. Chris Keller and Mike Ford spent the afternoon with us, helping to string lights and set up for the event.
Then there were all the people who brought those wonderful desserts that filled the kitchen and our serving tables.
Thank you, everyone, for your helping hands and your contributions. The evening brought our church family and friends together, held as part of our celebration of the 500th year of the Reformation.