Anyone who missed the United Fund of Calumet Ice Cream Social missed more than ice cream and cake. They missed a chance to taste other delicious desserts such as pie and brownies. They missed some great music performed by local talent. They missed hearing a world-renown MC, Debra (Duvall) Peppers. They missed seeing DJ Michael Jones, who kept the music flowing for over two hours. They missed a chance to see and talk to friends, family and neighbors in a fun social setting.
Most importantly they missed seeing how a community pulls together. When the last-minute decision was made to change the venue from Clarksville City Park to the Apple Shed because of rain, it took only minutes for Linda and Bill Blakey to open the Apple Shed and prepare for the 4pm event. Mike Smith and his group made short work of setting up tables and chairs.
Members of the board of the United Fund of Calumet took on various tasks to set up for serving. Representatives of the organizations that are supported by UF of Calumet also donated time and products. The Raintree Arts Council provided the venue and equipment; Clarksville Museum, cake; Pike Pioneer, pies; and the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Clopton, cake. The following organizations donated their time and energy to help set up, clean up and serve. They include: Clarksville Athletic Association, O.A.T.S., and Clarksville Library. In addition, Orscheln donated bottled water. Everyone came through and needs to be thanked.
The community came together to support the organization that supports our community–the United Fund of Calumet.