Zion Community Park Dedication and Ice Cream Churn Off a Big Success!

On July 23rd, Zion hosted a Fun Day beginning at 5:00 p.m. and everyone was invited to attend! We had an Ice Cream Churn-Off with prizes for the Chosen Frozen!

There was outdoor Games such as dodge ball and the Marshmellow Relay

Dodge Ball
Marshmellow Relay

some yummy grilled food prepared by our grillmasters: Brett and Bryan Vandenhouten

Our Grillmasters
our Playground Dedication
Blessing of the Park
and the movie on the big screen.
Gathering for the Movie

The schedule was as follows:

5:00 PM Playground open
5:30-6:30 PM Organized games
6:30 PM Playground Dedication
7:00 PM Food fresh from the grill
7:30 PM Churn-off tasting and judging
8:30 PM Movie on the big screen

Churn-Off Judging Categories

The 9 ice cream entrants.

Best All Around
Melinda Heidt
Strawberry

Most Unique
Team Gran Gran
(Victoria Davis, Trey Davis,  Nellie Freyermuth, John Blong)
Pretzel M&M Vanilla

Creamiest
Lida Peth
Cherry Vanilla

Some of the great prizes for winners include: Studier Kart Racing passes (family of 4), free professional photo session and 8×10 print, a free oil change from Hutcheson Automotive, Premier Jewelry, a roadside hazard kit, and more.

We had hotdogs, tea, and lemonade and we enjoyed affordably priced sodas, chips, popcorn, and candy available at our concession stand.

Concession Stand

We also roasted marshmallows around our new fire pit!

Roasting Marshmellows

The playground and fire pit are dedicated in memory of Wilmer Ray Nease, Louise Nease Kessler, Neil Morgan, Sarah Hamaker and Wayne Wright. There were many others who donated funds and hands-on labor to make this project a reality. We acknowledged them, as well. Our thanks goes out to Gloria Sheppard who has organized and worked so hard to accomplish this.

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