36th Annual Ice Cream Social

Posted on July 02, 2014

The 36th Annual Friends of Hotel Lakeside Ice Cream Social will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6 on the lawn of Hotel Lakeside.

For a donation, Lakesiders will receive a serving of ice cream, a piece of cake and a beverage.

The afternoon will include live music, carriage rides, children’s games and refreshments.

Special thanks is given to the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts for adding a creative aspect to the afternoon.

Easels will be available for children to paint their special version of ice cream cones and cake. In addition, the Rhein Center’s ARTrageous Pages will be available with an ice cream and cake theme for a creative nudge of drawing and doodling.

Throughout the summer, the Rhein Center provides ARTrageous Pages daily, which include three elements: a Daily Doodle, Word Play and Skill Builder.

A daily doodle is a creative drawing idea that encourages free-form drawing and creative expression. Prompts such as “draw your favorite candy as a flower” and “complete the jungle scene” will appeal to doodlers of all ages.

A Word Play is a daily writing prompt for using words that describe, explain and categorize an item.

A Skill Builder provides inspiring daily instruction in drawing, design and color theory.

On the day of the event, children will also have the opportunity to play with hula hoops, balls and other outdoor games for free.

Music will be provided by the Genoa American Legion Band from 3-4:30 p.m. on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

The band began as a community band in the mid-1860s and has been sponsored by the Genoa American Legion Post 324 since 1932.

Most members are veterans, or have ancestors who served in the military.

The group exclusively played marches when it first began as an all-male organization. The style and repertoire of the band has changed over the years, but patriotic music still plays a large role in their per¬formances. Additionally, many women are now members of the Genoa American Legion Band.

The band, made up of 50 volunteers, plays classical songs, patriotic music and show tunes.

The Genoa American Legion Band is the oldest American Legion band in the state.

Volunteers are needed at the Ice Cream Social to help scoop ice cream and help with children’s games. Volunteers are also needed to donate homemade cakes. Individuals can contact Sarah Milheim by phone at (419) 798-4461, ext. 367 or email at communications@lakesideohio.com.