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Society activities

Ring toss game

First grader Lexi Smith tries her hand at a ring toss game while older brother Reese watches. Nina McDowell, left, a Catlin Historical Society volunteer, waits to hand out a prize.

Ice Cream Social 2004

Games for the kids, friendly conversation, new displays in the museum, flowers in the gardens, ice cream and cookies -- what more could you want?

Bright, warm sunshine? Had that too.

Walnuts dropping on the unsuspecting below? Hey, squirrels got to eat, too.

All were welcome at the Catlin Historical Society's annual Ice Cream Social held August 1, 2004, at the Catlin Heritage Museum.

Catlin Library display

Of special interest this year was the presence of Janette Nash, librarian for the Catlin Public Library.

Janette brought displays and information about the library's summer reading program. Some 180 children participated this summer. Top readers received a coupon for free ice cream at the social.

The society provided games for the children to play. Volunteers Nina McDowell, Ron and Sue Colwell and Larry and Darlene Meganhardt helped the children and passed out prizes.

There were several new displays in the museum. Among them were items related to sewing, coal mining and railroading. (Story / Pictures)

Guides in the museum explaining the house's history and the displays were Jim and Dorothy Jones, Don and Joan Fleming, Neal Brogan, Virginia Wallen and Evelyn Darr.

Ice cream served

Chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream was served from the museum annex by Terry and Peggy Adkins, Jeff Monyok, Ruth Martin, Butch and Marsha Schmink, Jim and Arlene Borbely and Sara Cast. There were delicious cookies as well as ice tea, lemonade and cool water.

The ice cream and dishes to serve it in were donated by Terry and Nancy Dolan of the Pizza Time restaurant in Catlin.

Sue Colwell was chairman for the social.

Ice Cream Social crowd

Serving table

Catlin Historical Society
210 North Paris
Catlin, Illinois 61817