This year the Family Ministries Team, with the help of the entire congregation, will begin a quest to discover where to go for the best ice cream in the area. This unscientific quest will begin on Sunday, June 30th, at the Mountain View Restaurant in Hampden and conclude with Randall’s Farm and Corn Maze in Sept. (date TBD).
What’s the procedure?
We will gather at the following ice cream establishments on the following dates. Each family (or individual if not in a family group) will have one vote (on a scale of 1 – 5) for each place. We will keep track on a poster at the church. At the end of the season we’ll announce who we decided had the best ice cream for Summer 2019!
Who can participate?
Everyone! Families and individuals, everyone who loves ice cream! Come join us and get to know each other. You don’t have to come to each and every event. Come when you can. As stated above, this is all very unscientific and is meant to be fun!
When and Where?
All events are on Sunday afternoons:
June 30th @ 4:00 PM – Mountain View Restaurant, 25 Allen St., Hampden
July 28th @ 4:00 PM – Cold Stone Creamery, 1000 W Columbus Ave., Springfield
Aug. 4th @ 2:00 PM – The Apple Place, 540 Somers Rd. (Rt. 83), E. Longmeadow
Aug. 11th @ 2:00 PM – McCray’s Farm Country Creamery, 55 Alvord St, South Hadley
Sept. 15th @ 3:00 PM – Cindy’s Drive In, 455 E State St, Granby
Sept. 29 @ 4:00 PM – Elsie’s Creamery at Randall’s Farm, 631 Center St., Ludlow (app. 4:00 PM, after the Corn Maze)
Corn Maze and Last Ice Cream Caper!
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 3:00 PM
We will gather at Randall’s Farm & Greenhouse, 631 Center St., Ludlow (http://randallsfarm.net) Meet us at 3:00pm to give us all time to purchase our tickets for the Corn Maze & Hayride. We want to be on the “First Church” wagon by 3:15pm.
Children 5 – 12 years: $8.00 Adults: $10.00 Children under 5 – free. (Strollers are allowed on the wagons and in the Corn Maze)
After navigating the Maze, we can pick out our pumpkins in the field and ride back to the greenhouse. (Pumpkins are sold by the pound.)
We encourage everyone to come early and enjoy face-painting, duck races, games, and the free mini-hay maze (for the younger children). Randall’s deli and bakery has a large selection, including sandwiches, soups, cider donuts, and desserts. No need to cook dinner after a day at the Corn Maze!
At approximately 4:00pm (when we have all exited the Maze) we will gather at Elsie’s Creamery, the last stop on the 2019 Summer Ice Cream Caper.
This event is open to all ages. Everyone at First Church is invited. Please come and invite your friends for a fun-filled afternoon.