August 5, 2013
On Sunday, August 4th Trinity Lutheran College partnered with the Emmaus Community to host the 2nd annual "Midsummer's Ice Cream" event. Over 100 neighbors, many of them homeless or under resourced, filled the Trinity Commons where volunteers scooped ice cream and shared an abundant buffet of sundae toppings--all at no charge.
Live music played throughout the event as everyone enjoyed ice cream and new friends were made. Frank Fargo, of "Shower to the People" had his shower trailer parked out front, and many of our guests enjoyed a nice hot shower and clean clothes.
"Creating space like this is an important part of Trinity's ministry in Everett," Campus Pastor Erik Samuelson said. "This is more than just free ice cream and showers, it's a way to create community in our neighborhood among all our neighbors."
Guests at Midsummer's Ice Cream also received invitations to the upcoming "Socktoberfest" event, to be held at Trinity on October 27th from 6-7:30 p.m. "Socktoberfest" features German food, locally brewed craft root beer, live music, and socks--thousands of pairs were donated in previous years by area churches, service clubs, and individuals. More information can be found at www.socktoberfest.org.
Photo: Trinity alumna Anya (Hennig) Almgren ('00) scoops ice cream with her husband Garth.