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By Echo Menges
Few things in the world go together as well as hot temperatures and ice cream. Last week’s hot temperatures were met with the social event of the season – the annual United Methodist Parish Bee Ridge Ice Cream Supper – and, as expected, the offerings were delicious.
The event was held on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
This year’s crowd was not as large as it has been in years past, however, it was a crowd none-the-less.
The parishioners of the Bee Ridge UMC and other ice cream making volunteers didn’t disappoint serving approximately 26 different kinds of homemade ice cream and a wide assortment of homemade desserts.
Organizers set up fans to keep the hot humid air moving outside as the head index reading for the day reached well into the 100’s.
A slightly smaller crowd diminished long lines. And shade trees and canopies set up around the church property helped considerably with the heat.
The annual Ice Cream Supper is held the last Wednesday in July for those who want to mark next year’s event on your calendars now.
The free-will donation offering continues to be a time honored tradition and a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This reporter met a few from St. Louis and out-of-state who came in for the food and fellowship.