Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, August 22, 2013
Island Heritage Trust hosts ice cream social
The Island Heritage Trust hosted its second annual ice cream social and field day on Sunday, August 11, at the Lily Pond. The event, held under sunny skies, was free and designed for children aged 3-12.
Besides eating ice cream, children explored a touch tank filled with frogs, bugs, and fish, listened to the New Traditional Jazz Band, and enjoyed giant bubbles. There were also sack races and swimming races, with divisions based on age.
The IHT purchased the beach property at the Lily Pond in 2010 with community donations and a grant from Land for Maine’s Future and added an improved public access path.
“It was so cool to see kids have so much fun without screens or devices,” said Ellen Rowan, chairman of the IHT’s board of directors. Rowan described the event as a “stress-free, fun day,” and added that the IHT hopes to host an ice cream social annually.