50 Cool Off with Homemade Ice Cream


The dessert table was a hit, too.


Anna Bissette, 99, and Diana Harper, 10 months, enjoy the ice cream social

Photos by Emily Harper

Humidity and cloudy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the 50 folks who cooled off with delicious homemade ice cream and enjoyed delicious desserts at the social hosted by Bethany’s activity committee under the pavilion August 26. They ate around eight different flavors and celebrated the birthday anniversary of two Bethany members, Garland Cahoon and Emily Harper. Mrs. Anna Bissette, 99, had been looking forward to the event, and, like everyone else who attended, she wasn’t disappointed. The hard work of the activities committee in hosting such a successful event is appreciated!

Fundraising Committee Notes Upcoming Events

Sep. 22 Barbecue Chicken Dinner, 11:00 am, Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Dept. 35 pound cakes needed, cut into 16 slices, wrapped and bagged; 40 gal. sweet tea needed; cookers and cooks and volunteers needed.

Oct. 6 Bethany Music Benefit, 5:00 pm, Pavilion. First annual Arapahoe Music Festival planned by Sara & Simon Spalding; variety of musical performers; hot dog plates, $5.00 per plate; Love offering donations; cupcakes needed for desserts; bring your own lawn chairs or blankets; invite everyone!

Oct. 13-14 MumFest, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm Saturday, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, New Bern. Bethany will host a booth and raffle a gift basket; handcrafted items or other donations needed prior to Oct. 11; volunteers needed to staff the booth both days, 2 to 3 per 2-hour shift; 80,000 are expected to attend.

Oct. 21 Giving Sunday, Homecoming. Special envelopes will be available for giving to Bethany’s rebuilding fund.

Oct. 21 Bethany Bricks on hand for Homecoming. $50.00 per brick with engraved brass plaque attached. Purchase a momento from the burned church building.