Ice cream social to benefit church building fund

Sunday marks the ninth annual St. Benedict Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Community Ice Cream Social.

What began as a simple social event for the congregation has grown to be something with many more activities to which the public is invited.

"It's an annual event the parish puts on for our church building fund," said George Bishop, minister of the St. Benedict Society.

"It involves the whole congregation, but the society coordinates it.

"We will also be selling raffle tickets, have door prizes throughout the afternoon and a 50/50 cash raffle."

Adults are welcome to play bingo - Bishop said children's games will also be available, many comparable to those of a carnival midway.

Ice cream for the event has been donated by individuals and a couple of local businesses.

Assuredly, a good selection of flavors will be available to please most any palate. The group will also be making sundaes and root beer floats, in addition to serving up individual scoops.

Bishop said a nice selection will also be available on the food menu.

The St. Benedict Society is a service organization whose members work and pray on behalf of the community. Among other activities, members also distribute Christmas baskets to needy families and do yard cleanups.

Tickets for the 50/50 drawing will be sold at the church Sunday.

n Contact Rhonda Costa-Landers at or 881-1223.


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