Escalon United Methodist Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., at the corner of Highway 120 and Brayton Avenue in Escalon, will be the site for a traditional ‘end of summer’ treat this weekend. The church members are busy this week preparing a variety of homemade ice cream flavors and dessert-type items for the annual ice cream social.
Scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, the ice cream social is open to all in the community at no cost. Donations are accepted. All are invited to come in and enjoy some of the flavors, which typically range from traditional chocolate and strawberry to mint chip and some other tempting flavor combinations.
Organizers said they aren’t sure exactly how many years the social has been going on but it has been several, with each year seeing a good turnout of residents to enjoy the ‘end of summer’ celebration.
Coming up later this month at the church, John Nilsen will return to present a piano concert on Sunday, Aug. 21 in a 2 p.m. performance in the sanctuary. A free will offering will be taken, and the event is free to the public.