July winds down and with it the special designation of national ice cream month!
This special delight for all ages hits the spot on humid, hot days. Vanilla is the favorite around the country but personally I like a great peach ice cream in the summer. At Christmas it is mint. The good thing about this smooth and sweet treat, in a cone or a dish: it continues to please past the flip of the July calendar!
Ronald Reagan set up National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. You knew he liked jelly beans and now you know he had a soft spot for ice cream too.
It has been an exciting two months at the library with special programming and it all winds down with a Lego Club meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and the big closing of summer reading on Friday, July 28. The library will host all ages to snacks and fun. Final activities will center on “Building a Better Self” from 2 to 3 p.m. All log sheets are due by 2 p.m. to determine if you finished your reading challenge.
With August fast approaching we need to circle August 21 as the day of the solar eclipse. The Library is sponsoring a viewing party with special glasses for the eclipse from 2 to 3 p.m.
You need to protect your eyes when searching out the beginning and evolving of the eclipse. Also winding down is Camp Growth at the United Methodist church. The children have been involved in lots of fun and thinking activities. Even if you missed the first three weeks you are welcome! Children grades kindergarten through sixth grade will be involved in academic skills, community, environment and Bible study. The kids gather on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and work through 3 p.m. with a free lunch and visits to community sites. You can tell by the happy noise that it is a very positive way for youngsters to share the summer break.
So congratulations this week to Stephanie Baumgardner for heading up Camp Growth. She is a teacher at Tri-Village.
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