Historical Society hosting ice cream social
— The Preston Historical Society will host an ice cream social from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at its museum located at 167 Main Street in Preston.
The event, which includes free ice cream with a fix-yourown sundae bar, a baked goods table, and pit beef sandwich lunches by Catering by Jamie for $8, is being held to honor the memory of Helen S. Fletcher, on what would have been her 90th birthday.
Fletcher was an early and strong supporter of Preston Historical Society and continued to support the organization until her passing in 2016. Proceeds from the events sales will benefit the Helen S. Fletcher Scholarship Fund, which will award its first college scholarship to a graduating member of the Colonel Richardson High School Class of 2018.
In addition to the food for sale, there will be a 50/50 raffle and visitors to the museum on this day will be able to screen for the first time the completed video, produced by Warren Brey of In Focus Productions, of interviews with eighteen current and past residents of the Preston area who shared memories of living and working in the Preston area.
Topics include memories of Preston School, the town railroad, working on area farms and at area canneries, businesses and homes that once dotted the town streets, a history of the Preston Volunteer Fire Department, and recollections by two of the former post masters at the Bethlehem Post Office.
Unveiled for the first time is the true story of the painting of “Kilroy Was Here” on the town water tower, which occurred one Halloween night in the late 1940s, including the confession by the “artist” who hopes the statute of limitations on their “crime” has expired.
The public is invited to attend the family-friendly event to learn more about their community’s history and support the future of Colonel Richardson High School graduates.
More information on the ice cream social can be found at www.presronhistoricalsociety.com, on Facebook at “Preston Historical Society”, or by calling 410-924-9080.
The Preston Historical Society is located at 167 Main Street in Preston.