His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety host­ing ice cream so­cial

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— 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.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

The Pre­ston His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is lo­cated at 167 Main Street in Pre­ston.

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