Hot Summer Day Perfect for Lincoln Ice Cream Social

They all screamed for ice cream and the Lincoln Valley Scottish Rite responded!

The Lincoln Scottish Rite was filled with kids, members, and guests of all ages for an old-fashioned ice cream social, where the ice cream and fun were free and it was hard to tell which age group was enjoying the event the most. The only disagreements occurred over preferences of toppings.

After the success of the Walk for RiteCare in May, the line officers of the Lincoln Valley Scottish Rite wanted to build on the momentum of members engaging with RiteCare families, so they decided on an old-fashioned ice cream social. About 40 Scottish Rite Masons and their families, RiteCare families, and Masons came out for ice cream donated by the UNL Dairy Store, tons of toppings, and a magic show by Louie Lopez, of Jolly Bean Magic Castle. Freewill offerings raised $250 which will support the RiteCare Clinic at the Barkley Memorial Center on the UNL East Campus.

Jolly Bean, the magician, entertained the kids and had several of the children serve as his assistants, and the children got to meet and pet his rabbit, turtle, and dove which featured in his show. He also welcomed up Don Albrecht, 32° as an assistant and performed a trick to pierce Don with a sword. Fortunately, Don emerged unscathed!

“It’s a hot summer day, so an ice cream social is a perfect time to get people together for cold ice cream and support our speech and language clinic,” Don said. RiteCare Clinician Teagan Dinslage was there, as well, engaging with the kids, as well as talking to members about the programs at the RiteCare Clinic.

Members talked about making this an annual event for the Scottish Rite, and the plan is for the ice cream social to be a summer tradition at the Lincoln Scottish Rite.