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Cleghorn Ice Cream Day funds for electronic sign

Monday, June 4, 2012

The seventh annual Cleghorn Ice Cream Day will be held on Saturday, June 9, with activities beginning at 4 p.m. in the City Park and vicinity.

Ice Cream Day is the major fundraiser for the Cleghorn Community Center Board. With past funds raised, they have contributed to the building of the Cleghorn Community Center, a patio onto the Center, a lighted cement basketball court, parking space for the Center, landscaping and furnishings for the Center, including a fully-equipped kitchen, and new playground equipment, among the major projects.

Funds raised on Cleghorn's Ice Cream Day will help to replace this sign along Highway 3 in Cleghorn, which was established by the Jay Cees in the mid- 1980's, with a new electronic message sign, which will enable more messages for events and ads to be brought to the public's attention. Photo contributed
This year's project is, hopefully, for an electronic message sign to by placed beside the highway. The current sign has seen its day, having been placed by the former Jaycees in the mid 1980's.

Message letters are placed manually for each message. No one now wants to do that job, which involves climbing a ladder in weather hot or cold, usually windy. An electronic sign would eliminate that problem. More messages could be included that are not so handy today, such as birthdays, anniversaries, business ads and the many open houses at the Community Center, to mention a few.

An electronic sign is estimated to cost between $20,000 and $30,000. Donations will be welcome, also.

Cleghorn Community Center Board members include Jeff Frederick and Todd Wetherell, co-presidents; Bernice McIntosh, secretary; Sue Briese, treasurer; Fran Briggs, Center Manager; Les Padersen, Tim Petersen, Greta Petersen, and Marlin VerSteeg.

Ice Cream Day festivities begin at 4 p.m. with kids games in the park,a bingo stand, jumping castle, inflatable slide, climbing wall, train rides for the kids, pies by the American Legion Auxiliary and a food stand by Quasquicentennial Committee.

At 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Quack Crap Bingo will be held; and there will also be a cakewalk at that time; from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. supper will be served at the Cleghorn Fire Station; there will be free ice cream sundaes beginning at 5:30 p.m. and at 9 p.m., there will be a raffle drawing. The main feature of the evening will be the auction , which begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be lots of quality prizes to be raffled off, all donated by generous business places.

The Board is so very grateful to all of the individuals and businesses who have contributed to this even,t and thank them so much for making it possible. Thanks also goes to Don Pitts and Jim Thomson, who contribute their time to calling the auction.

The Board is also grateful for donations of cakes, pies and volunteers for the event. Everyone is welcome in Cleghorn on June 9.

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