The Rangely Outdoor Museum’s 20th annual Ice Cream Social was Sunday, Sept. 4 at the museum. Since it had been rainy that morning, museum staff decided to move the social indoors. Two-hundred thirty-four visitors signed in that day, and many more came through but didn’t sign the guest book. The homemade ice cream contest had seven entries making it really tough on the judges, although they would never complain, according to museum director Brenda Hopson. The third place winner of $50 was: Pauline Miller with mint chocolate chip; the second place winner of $75 was René Harden with Almond Joy; and the first place winner of $125 was James Scoggins with jalapeño. “We had some great ice cream,” Hopson said. The other flavors and participants were: Derry and Diane Banta with vanilla, Pauline Miller also had coffee mocha, Julia Davis had strawberry cheesecake and James Scoggins also brought s’mores. “We hope that you will all come and try next year. Now is the time to start practicing with those ice cream flavors,” Hopson added. The museum also hosted a member and new member drawing for a quilt made by Ellen Boudreaux and two framed 11×14 photos by Margaret Slaugh. The winners of the photos were Ingrid Reed and Rick and Simone Edwards. Diane Banta won the quilt. “We want to thank everyone who donated and helped out this year,” Hopson said. “Bill Hume at Nichols, thank you so much for donating all the ice cream and ice that we use during this event. You have been such a huge help for us. We appreciate you bunches. Thanks also to W. C. Striegel for donating the $250 in prize money. What a great help this is; we couldn’t put on this event without you either. Thanks to Cheryl Robertson for donating the $100 for all the supplies that we use and Loyann Hayes for picking them up. Thanks to Tom and Dorothy Collins for manning the guest book and gift shop. Also our servers: Naomi LeGere and helpers Diane Sizemore, Margaret Slaugh and Alexis Hopson who also helped us set up that morning. You are all pretty special. Thanks to Jarrod Fiscus of “Fiscus and Gravy” for bringing his equipment and playing his band’s music in the 1913 school house and also Billy Brenton who walked around the room and serenaded with his tunes. Our three judges will remain nameless but are so much appreciated. The Lodging Tax panel has helped us each year be able to advertise our event in the Herald Times and the Town Bill and also make posters to put around town.” As a non-profit, the museum relies on memberships and donations which help a great deal throughout their season. Fall hours are: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. “We have three buildings full of displays along with Rangely’s first jail, our first fire truck and the Raven A1 Discovery Well. We also have the Wolf Canyon School along with other displays along the walk path. Come check us out this fall.” The last weekend open this year will be Oct. 14-16. The museum will open for the new year the first Friday in May 2017.
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