Saturday, September 8, 2007

Ice Cream Social

Why are these people marching?


There was a party at the Washington Youth Garden yesterday where children and parents who've been tending their plots came out for an afternoon of games and ice cream.


There was mural painting, flag making, musical instrument construction, old-fashioned ice cream churning, a jazz band playing tunes from "Sesame Street" and "Scoobie-Doo."


And a long line of people waiting for a cup of Ben & Jerries.


The kids could also choose to have their faces painted with a choice of butterflies. Then they pulled on their costumes--a salad selection of vegetables--and marched around beating their drums, shaking their noise makers and waving their flags with garden coordinator Christopher Turse taking the lead.


Needless to say, a good time was had by all. Especially if you got to the ice cream (five or six times) before it melted.