It seems we are heading full tilt into the summer season. And it is even possible that the weather is inclined to follow suit. And while we would not classify the weather this June to be the worst Cooperstown June weather we have encountered, it also was not the best. But we are hopeful that going forward it will be conducive to a number of upcoming events.
It has come to our attention that the Fourth of July offers a number of activities in which people may participate. There is the annual parade in Springfield Center on July 4, the annual Presbyterian Church Ice Cream Social on July 5 and the annual fireworks on July 6 along with a parade to celebrate, we understand, the 200th anniversary of the Cooperstown Fire Department. It sounds like a busy time.
Of course, we have long thought that it is the Ice Cream Social that highlights the beginning of the summer season each year. This year it will be held on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the church lawn in good weather and on the porches and in the chapel should the weather prove inclement. At the social there will be hot dogs and hamburgers with a choice of sides, lemonade, coffee and, of course, ice cream and homemade cake. Additionally, handicrafts, baked goods and white elephant items as well as plants will be offered for sale. There will also be games and other activities for the children. It is, we think, an excellent way in which to celebrate the start of the summer season. And it is even better this year as it seems to be tucked rather nicely in between two Fourth of July celebrations.
We also need to note that later in July the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. The group has been invited to hold this meeting, as well as its August meeting, at Woodside Hall at 1 Main St. in Cooperstown. The book for discussion at the July meeting is “A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage” by Marly Yeomans. The discussion of the book will be lead by Daphne Mason who has invited the author, a resident of Cooperstown, to attend. The meeting is open to the public and those attending should enter through the southern entrance that leads directly into the dining area of Woodside Hall.