The 2017 Ice Cream Social was a complete disaster!


…if you missed it!



Because it was a spectacular day. The weather could not have been better. The cakes could not have been more tasty. The hot dogs were…hot dogs (what can we say?).

We had a great turnout, with a great crowd – no drunken brawls, no picnic area tables flipped in anger (that’s a first), our porch talks went off without a hitch – great attendance at our schoolhouse events, I could go on.



And I will!

Our crafters were great doing crafty things, the historical societies did historic things, people tried on weird clothes. Lots of kids enjoyed Legoland and our old toy collection, along with the other kid stuff. Ron Finch seemed like he had a good time, and our car show participants hung out on the lawn with some really outstanding cars (15 in total – that’s probably about the right number). The Curiosity Sale was a big, big success and so were the band and singers.

And we cannot thank the Daughters of the American Revolution enough for their absolutely delicious cake and ice cream.


(Look for more photos to appear here just as soon as I can get my hands on them.)


And now to thank those that made it happen…

Rodger led the team with alacrity, wit and ease while Linda found us our awesome sponsors. Barbara did all her…Barbara things (without which we’d look pretty bad in about 16 different ways), and Charlotte kept us focused and DAR’d us to death (never a bad thing).

Kari and Rob handled the food (well, not like handled it), Sara kept our crafters in good shape while Kathy made the mansion shine.

Dave tried to keep the car show folks from pulling hole shots on the lawn, John kept the crowd from running into each other in the parking area, and Fred tried to sell the carriage house at least twice in the Curiosity Sale. Eddie helped with that, thanks Eddie!

Barb Hudalla had the gift shop looking absolutely spiffy and welcomed quite a few shoppers to her awesome collection of neat items you can buy, while you all kept Amy busy with her army of cashiers and salespeople, who in turn kept our guests coming through the gates quickly and efficiently.

Ann and Ryan Johnson were here – our token Wisner descendants – travelling all the way from the UP and China (!) to participate. It wouldn’t be a Summer Social without Pine Grove drafting you two into helping make the day into such a success.

Bill made the grounds look spectacular and the Oakland County WWAM crew did a great job of keeping us trash-free and did a lot of moving stuff around with flair.

And our volunteers and members, oh, you volunteers: you staffed the booths, you kept the crowds moving through the mansion, you kept the parking area from descending into chaos, you made us shine. Thank you, thank you for your help. We really couldn’t put this together without you.

It was truly a great day, folks, and without you – our guests and sponsors – it’s all for naught, so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for attending the Social. We had a lot of fun!


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