Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social brings the neighborhood together

Monday, August 20, 2012

The annual Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social at Paramount School Park
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
By Diane Hettrick

The annual Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Ice Cream Social was held in Paramount School Park on Saturday, August 16, 2012.

Shoreline City Council and Ridgecrest volunteers serve.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

It was a very hot day and the ice cream was melting almost faster than it was served, but no one minded at all.

The Ice Cream Social is Ridgecrest's annual party in the park and it has multiple attractions. First and foremost, this is a family event, so there were plenty of things for the kids.

Bouncy castle and bouncy slide for the kids
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

A bouncy slide and a bouncy castle. Tours of a Shoreline fire truck. Boats belonging to the King County Sheriff's water rescue team. A chance to sit behind the wheel of a real Shoreline police car.

A jail wagon where people could pose for photos with cops or jailbirds in stripes - take your pick.

Jailbird and real cop
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Informational booths, like CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

Pirates and ice cream
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Pirates wandering the grounds and being menacing - when they weren't eating ice cream.

The Around The Sound Band played for the crowd
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The full Around the Sound Band played for the crowd, while Shoreline City Council members and Ridgecrest volunteers served the ice cream.

Gus Stebbins loooooved the police car
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Lots of real police were there, too. The bicycle patrol. East precinct officer Greg McKinney.

People had a chance to sit and socialize, listen to the music, watch the kids have fun, and drink coffee from Cafe Aroma.

Out for the count - a tired little one takes a nap in the grass.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

A tiring day, but a good day.


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