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Roscoe holds first ice cream social

| July 8, 2019

An ice cream social was held July 6 at Roscoe Village in honor of National Ice Cream Month. Games for kids were offered and Medbery Market had plenty of ice cream flavors, a sundae bar and floats for guests to choose from. Abbey Warschauer | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Three months ago, inspiration struck. When talking after a velvet ice cream delivery at Medbery Market, the idea of starting an ice cream social was brought up. Since that conversation, Medbery Market employees and Roscoe Village shops have been hard at work to make this social possible.

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, the social was held on July 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various shops at Roscoe participated in this ice cream social either through activities of their own, special products, or discounts. Medbery Market, of course, was the main hub for ice cream. They had an old-fashioned sundae bar and soda floats along with plenty of unique flavors across the board. Whether you wanted Oreos, M&Ms, or gummy worms on your ice cream, they had it!

The Warehouse restaurant was also serving up a special ice cream treat for the occasion. For the above 21 crowd, a relaxing wine slushy was available for sale just outside the restaurant. For the furry-friend crowd, Good Boy Bakery was selling ice cream for the pets. No matter what kind of ice cream you wanted or who wanted it, there was something for everyone.

Though the ice cream was delicious, ice cream wasn’t the only part of this social. Different shops held little activities for the kids and families. Medbery Market was holding a ring toss and face painting while the visitor’s center had games and crafts. After a belly full of sweet, cold treats, kids flocked to these activities.

Ne’vaeh (favorite ice cream: rainbow sherbet) spent most of his time at the visitor center where he built bird feeders out of pine cones and played games with jacks and spinners. Although Ne’vaeh is in Roscoe visiting his grandma, he, like many other kids, made the most of his time here with crafts, games, and a gummy worm loaded ice cream. Two other kids (favorite ice cream: birthday cake and cookie dough) enjoying a bubble machine and face painting also toured Roscoe’s historic shops and sites. Dorothy, their caretaker for the day, picked up a pass from the visitor’s center and showed the kids the “amazing buildings” including the blacksmith shop, which was the little boy’s favorite part.

While some knew the ice cream social event was happening, Jenny and Chris (favorite ice cream: s’mores and buckeye) were on their way home when they saw the signs for the ice cream social. While Jenny has been to Roscoe before, this was Chris’s first time and both of them loved the area. I think Chris loved the ice cream more though saying, “I’m just hoping there’s free refills.”

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