What is the old saying about “We all scream for Ice Cream!” There was a large turnout last Thursday night for the annual Ice Cream Social at Riverdale Academy. There was so much more than the chilly confectionary spun with love in someone’s own kitchen. Kudos to the creator of the Peach flavor, not to take anything away from the chocolate and vanilla. That is Hasty Davis and Ellie Reese Hillman enjoying the ice cream. They are in the first grade.
Parents and their children dined on gourmet fresh-from-the-grill burgers, chips and all that. That’s Johnny King manning the grill out back. The thick delicious smoke filled the air and made your mouth water the moment you parked and got out of your vehicle.
Everyone gathered in the gym for some great entertainment. They were welcomed back for another school year by Dr. Robert Peters, the new Principal. He complimented the staff, “What a great faculty and staff we have at Riverdale. They jumped in and got the job done.” Peters added, “Thank you parents for entrusting us with your sons and daughters. We take that very seriously and we want to make sure the good things here help them grow and flourish. And we will make sure they are safe on this campus.”
Following the gathering in the gym it was off to get more burgers and ice cream and to meet with their instructors for the new school year. All are ready and excited including Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Betty. She told The Journal, “I have a great group that will get lots of personal attention. They are excited and so am I.”
I did not get a count of how many parents brought their children to the Ice Cream Social, however the parking lot and the grassy areas were full of vehicles. And the halls, classrooms and sidewalks were filled with students going to meet their homeroom and subject instructors.
Classes began the next day and again the school year at Riverdale is underway.