Stow church to hold fundraiser
June 21, 2013 by James
Stow’s First Christian Church is planning a fundraiser as part of Stow’s “Pride Festival”. According to an item dated June 16, 2013, the group will host an Ice Cream Social on June 25. It will run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, with guests invited to relax on the grass, listen to the band as it plays patriotic tunes, and treat themselves to ice cream sundaes or pie with ice cream. Also on the menu this year are hot dogs, added by popular request, according to event organizer Mary Ellen Nietz.
Nietz is laying in gallons of ice cream, toppings, and other goodies for the frozen desserts. She also revealed that she’s asked members of the community to bake pies for the social, and expects to receive between 35 and 40 of the sweet treats in a variety of flavors. She notes that baking is a great way for older community members to become involved. They might not be able to stand and serve for long periods of time, but they can contribute by baking a pie.
Most of the funds raised by the event will go to support the Family Promise, a homeless shelter. Supported by locals, the shelter’s main goal is to keep families together, rather than being exclusively a shelter just for women or men.
Officials organizing this variety of event often work with flyer printers to create a hand-out that lists prices, flavors of pies and ice cream, and also discusses local charities and their missions.