The first ice cream social was held in 1744 when Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen served ice cream at a dinner party and has since become a popular way for Americans to socialize and celebrate.
Fort Scott Presbyterian Village joined the tradition in late June by holding an ice cream social for residents and friends of the community. The social featured three varieties of homemade ice cream - vanilla, chocolate and strawberry - and music.
The social attracted a large crowd, with residents and guests taking the opportunity to share their favorite ice cream memories.
Margie Bailey shared a childhood memory, saying her family would have homemade ice cream each summer because her father was able to skim the cream off the top of milk cans and then crank and crank until there was ice cream.
Becky Kellum, marketing director, said all residents and guests enjoyed themselves.
“The ice cream social was a hit,” she said.
PHOTOS: As shown on the left, the social attracted a large crowd, with residents and guests taking the opportunity to share their favorite ice cream memories. On the right are Janice Ramsey and her great-granddaughter, enjoying the homemade ice cream.