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Farm Bureau Ice Cream Social Draws More Than 300

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“Small Town Famous” performed various genres of music for a great crowd during the Farm Bureau’s Ice Cream Social on July 22.

The 18th Annual Washington County Farm Bureau (CFB) Ice Cream Social was held on July 22 at Nashville Memorial Park.

Attendance at this year’s event again surged to an estimated 325 people – the result of great weather and a picnic-style dinner at the family outing. It really was a mix of good food, great music, and beautiful weather that kept attendance numbers up near last year’s record-breaking turnout of approximately 400.

Members of the Farm Bureau’s Young Leader (YL) Committee cooked porkburgers and provided chips for the event to provide a delicious picnic dinner before the members enjoyed their ice cream treat. By the end of the evening the YL’s prepared approximately 420 pork burgers to feed the hungry crowd.

After dinner the Farm Bureau offered members vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, and strawberry ice cream from Prairie Farms. The guests quickly went through over 25 gallons of ice cream before the night came to a close.

Along with dinner and dessert, the crowd was entertained by the musical talents of Ryne Vonderlinden and Mark Wehmeyer of “Small Town Famous” during the entire two-hour event.

Along with enjoying the picnic dinner, music, and refreshing ice cream, kids had a chance to make some fun items to take home with them from the Farm Bureau’s Ag In The Classroom Coordinator Deb Sauerhage.

Finally, members even had an opportunity to take home a few door prizes. The Farm Bureau handed out souvenir cups, and the YL’s brought in $104 to support their programs and activities from their first 50/50 raffle.

The board and staff of the Washington CFB thanked members for their continued support of our organization and the agricultural industry during the past year.

To contact the Washington CFB, call the office at 327-3081 or email at

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