By KAROLYN GEPHART
Friendswood residents are invited to the third annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at its new location for this year only. The social will be at the Stevenson Park Gazebo from 3 to 5 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
For two years the event had been held at the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum. This year the event was moved to the Stevenson Park Gazebo to provide additional room for a Hurricane Harvey Release event. A bubble release and brief presentation by Mayor Mike Foreman on a post-hurricane summary, “Friendswood Stronger” will be included in the social’s time frame.
As in the past, music, ice cream and cookies, root beer or lemonade will be served. All refreshments will be offered while supplies last.
Family entertainment will be provided by the Wild River Trio, a popular bluegrass band.
The day’s events are hosted by Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association (FDFA), Friendswood Historical Society on Labor Day and new this year, Keep Friendswood Beautiful.
Volunteer servers for this year’s events will be from local non-profit groups.
The Friendswood Historical Society is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas on Nov. 22, 1968. The membership is composed of those who appreciate the unique history of Friendswood and choose to support the Society’s mission with their dues and/or their volunteer labor. For more information go to www.friendswoodhistoricalsociety.org.
Friends of Downtown Friendswood is a volunteer organization created by citizens seeking to revitalize Friendswood’s downtown district. FDFA’s mission is to support the vision of Downtown Friendswood by enhancing the economic vitality, promotion, marketing, fostering of partnerships, and acting as the lead advocate for Downtown Friendswood. For more information go to www.friendsofdowntownfriendswood.org or Facebook: Friends of Downtown Friendswood.
Keep Friendswood Beautiful is a volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the city and to encourage residents to take an active role in maintaining its image. The group who each serve three year terms directs and coordinates management and planning of projects and community education, recommends budget and project priorities to City Council and seeks grants for funding opportunities. For more information go to www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/Keep-Friendswood-Beautiful/.