It’s an island tradition for the Heritage Museum to kick off Strawberry Festival with a Friday evening event. This year an Old Time Ice Cream Social with build-your-own sundaes will be held in the museum’s back yard with seating for guests under an array of tents. “Aeggy’s” will have bbq available.
The museum volunteers will be offering lawn games and live music will be by Kat Eggleston and the “Riverbend” bluegrass band. Chuck Roehm, Dick Gordon, Peter Larsen, Paul Colwell, Mike Witmer and Dave Lang are the band musicians.
An island-centric silent auction which starts July 5, at the First Friday Open House and closes on the 19th at the Ice Cream Social is part of the fun. Items are mostly island-related. Molly Green has made and donated an adorable toddler dress; Bruce Haulman offers a Quartermaster Cruise on his boat; Rick Dahms will take a photographic portrait for the winner; and there are marvelous donations from the Vashon Pharmacy, Vashon Opera, Palouse Winery, Andrew Will Winery and Pollard Coffee, Vashon Movie Theatre and more, like a fun “Betty MacDonald Dinner” in a historic school house. Brian Brenno will offer a history tour of downtown Vashon and a Tacoma Ghost Tour is being donated by Charlie Hanson. There will be tickets for the PNW Ballet production of “Giselle,” 5th Avenue’s musical “Bliss,” Huskies! But wait till you see what else will be added before the ICE CREAM SOCIAL.
The event replaces “Miss Lucy’s Dinner,” a loss diminished by ice cream, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and whipped cream! Sponsors are Rose Edgecombe of Windermere Real Estate, Bruce and Pam Haulman, 4Culture, and the Vashon Chamber of Commerce. Vashon Heritage Museum,10105 Bank Road, Friday, July 19, 5:30 – 7:30. Tickets: Adults $10; Families $25; youth $5 – available at the door, or in advance at the museum or at the Vashon Bookshop.