Washington County Historical Society ice cream social to return in 2022

(Courtesy photo/Washington County Historical Society)

The Washington County Historical Society will hold its first ice cream social in two years when the event returns this month.

The event is the primary annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization that preserves and celebrates the history of Washington County.

The annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s social is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 on the lawn of Headquarters House Museum at 118 E. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

Refreshments will include ice cream provided by Hiland Dairy, assorted cookies, lemonade and water. Visitors can walk through the historic gardens or take a tour of the museum. Musical entertainment will be provided by Bill Dollar and Loose Change.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 per child or $15 per family. Tickets will be on sale at the gate and can also be purchased in advance online at washcohistoricalsociety.org.

“This is the 50th anniversary of the ice cream social’s inception,” said Debbie Groom, a board member who is directing this year’s event. “Because of the pandemic we haven’t had the ice cream social since 2019, so we want make it a memorable one for the public that has come out to support this event year after year.”