Rokeby to host pie and ice cream social this weekend

Having a great day is as easy as pie at Rokeby Museum’s annual Pie and Ice Cream Social. Come hungry, and plan to enjoy live music and games on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1-4 p.m.

Rokeby Museum’s team of pie-baking volunteers has been perfecting the art of pie-making for 35 years. Peach, apple, berry pies of every kind — and in every combination possible — await visitors who love the taste of summer. And you can justify topping your slice with ice cream from Vermont’s own Wilcox Dairy, or helping yourself to a second serving.  All proceeds support the Ferrisburgh museum’s preservation and education programs.

In addition to pies, The Meatpackers will be playing popular bluegrass tunes, while youthful fiddlers — members of The Fiddleheads — will strike up during bluegrass breaks. Visitors wearing 1950’s era aprons or festive summer hats will be entered into prize drawings, while lawn games including croquet, badminton and horseshoes will be set up for all to enjoy. A scavenger hunt for young children takes them on a lively investigation of the Museum’s farm buildings.

“Over the years thousands of dollars have been raised,” reports Rokeby Museum board chair and Ferrisburgh resident Marty Dewees. “We have long-time museum member Donna Frazer-Leary to thank for being the force behind this annual event. And after baking hundreds of pies and serving countless slices and scoops, honoring Donna will be part of the day’s festivities.”

Admission is free; pie and ice-cream is $6 per serving. Admission to museum exhibits and tours of the historic Robinson family home is $10 per adult and $8 per child. For more info visit rokeby.org.

 

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