Ice Cream Social
The First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Quilt Show will once again take place during Bohemia Mining Days on Friday, July 14, 2017
Ice Cream Social: 4-8 pm The suggested donation for the Ice Cream Social is $3.50 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Donations of non-perishable food, baby food and diapers will also be accepted for Community Sharing here in Cottage Grove. Proceeds from this year's Ice Cream Social will benefit various church and community programs.
Location: Third & Adams Avenue
Free Train Service: Catch the BMD Express from Bohemia City (Coiner Park) to the Presbyterian Church between 2-6:30 pm. (service ends at 7 pm) Parking is also available in the lot behind the church on Third Street.
Ice Cream Social History: In 1892, Cottage Grove’s First Presbyterian church was the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Ladies’ Aid Society held an annual Strawberry Festival featuring strawberries, of course, ice cream and lemonade. They ordered 15 gallons of “tame” strawberries and divided up the tasks of procuring ice, milk, eggs, flavorings, sugar and lemons. Through the early years of the 20thcentury, the local Presbyterians provided ice cream and picnic lunches for various occasions. Beginning with the 1959 local observance of Oregon’s Statehood Centennial, the summer ice cream social was moved to coincide with the annual celebration and has been atreasured tradition of the BMD Festival from the beginning.
Quilt Show History: The Gourmet Quilters have been part of Bohemia Mining Days for 20 years. This year the quilt show is Friday, July 14th from Noon to 8 p.m. Anyone can show. It is not a judged event. Bring your quilt, old or new, to First Presbyterian Church (3rd and Adams), Tuesday, July 11th – Thursday, July 13th, mornings only. Quilts must have the owner’s identification on the back to display and it is nice to tell the quilt’s history, if known. (new sentence) Forms are provided by the church.
Twenty one years ago several women met to craft pieces of fabric into textile designs of every color and variety and they have been meeting ever since. The group has had fifteen members and meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Presbyterian Church.
Meeting together not only produces beautiful quilts but also nurtures friendship and provides inspiration for all. The quilts are traditional and made primarily for friends and family. However, after the 2010 Joplin, Missouri tornado, the group made quilts for the victims.
The Gourmet Quilters have been part of Bohemia Mining Days for 20 years. This year the quilt show is Friday, July 14th from Noon to 8 p.m. Between 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. ride the BMD Express Train from Bohemia City to the stop at Sixth & Adams then walk two blocks west to the Presbyterian Church. Return to the stop by 5:15 to catch the train's last run of the day. Anyone can show. It is not a judged event. Bring your quilt, old or new, to First Presbyterian Church (3rd and Adams), Tuesday, July 11th – Thursday, July 13th, mornings only. Quilts must have the owner’s identification on the back to display and it is nice to tell the quilt’s history, if known (forms provided by the church).
Quilts should be picked up Friday, July 14th at 8:00 p.m. or they can be picked up the following week.
Proceeds from thius year's Ice Cream SOcial will benefit various church and community programs.