The Washington County Historical Society’s Social Ice Cream will be back in 2022

(Courtesy of Photo/Washington County Historical Society)

The Washington County Historical Society will host its first Ice Cream Party in three years when the event returns this month.

The event is the premier annual fundraiser for the nonprofit that preserves and celebrates Washington County’s history.

The annual event was canceled in 2019, 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s social is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, August 20 on the lawn of the home museum headquarters at 118 E. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

Refreshments will include ice cream provided by Hiland Dairy, assorted cookies, lemonade and water. Visitors can stroll through the historic gardens or visit 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 door and can also be purchased in advance online at

“It’s the 50th anniversary of the creation of social ice cream,” said Debbie Groom, a board member leading this year’s event. “Due to the pandemic, we haven’t had an ice cream party since 2019, so we want to make this a memorable event for the public who have come out to support this event year after year.”


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