If you’re looking for a little nostalgic taste of the past, get your horse and buggy to downtown Kent this Saturday, August 14th, from 1 to 4 pm, for the annual Ice Cream Social. At 25 cents a scoop you can’t go wrong with that Artic Squirrel ice cream.
The Kent Historical Society is one of the sponsors of this annual event and they report that in the old days, ice cream socials were safe havens where even teenage girls could socialize (or flirt) with budding admirers. Somethings never change.
WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses Present
WHAT: Kent’s 7th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-Ice Cream at 25 cents a Scoop
-Free Ice Cream for Senior Citizens
-Hula Hoop Demo by Emily Parker (2:30-3pm)
-KidzArt Face Painting for Kids
-Kent Historical Society Open for Visits 11am-2pm.
WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 1-4pm
WHERE: Home Savings Plaza, Intersection of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
Hand Made Organ of John Prtljaga The Organ was started by John in 1990 and continues to be modified to play Old Time Dutch and German Folk Songs, Polkas, and Waltzes. It has 75 Keys and started out as a Wurlitzer 65 Organ. The Case is made of oak and now has the design of an old fashioned Dutch Street Organ. This will be the 3rd year John has made his appearance with this personally crafted instrument.
The Mississippi Shopenhauer — A trio of fine musicians residing in Portage County. Harry Noden on vocals and guitar. Sam Rettman on harmonica. Dale Gagozy on guitar. Fingerpickin blues with harmonica.
ALL DICE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE PLACE AT THE HOME SAVINGS PLAZA, AT THE CORNER OF WATER AND MAIN STREETS IN DOWNTOWN KENT.
Sponsored by The City of Kent, The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, The Wild Goat Cafe, Rays Place, Star of the West Milling Company, and Family and Community Services of Portage County.