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Stephen Hussar

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Ice Cream Social II 2017 images
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:14:06 PM »
All, a few scenes from this past weekend's Ice Cream Social event. Everyone had fun flying kites,
playing beanbag, making bubbles and eating ice cream! Great weather, steam, and ice cream...
what could be better than that?! There sure were lots of smiles!


















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Re: Ice Cream Social II 2017 images
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 11:58:53 PM »
What...no diesel train photos? ;)

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Re: Ice Cream Social II 2017 images
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 12:06:52 AM »
What...no diesel train photos? ;)

I know, James -- what's that about?  Still great photos without images of the stellar diesel train crew.  Thanks Stephen!

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Re: Ice Cream Social II 2017 images
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 12:14:22 AM »
Stephen, what a great photo of a NB train at Humason.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 01:30:05 PM »
Great pics as usual Stephen.

Did you ever process those pics from Easter?
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Re: Ice Cream Social II 2017 images
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 07:09:36 PM »
As Stephen's extraordinary (so what else is new?) photos will attest, a good time was had by all at our second Ice Cream Social of the year. While the numbers were down slightly from July(190 vs 230), I was struck by how many of our visitors this time actually "got" it. We strove to put on an old-fashioned, low tech, family oriented event that would not require a second mortgage to enjoy and we NAILED it.

 I recall one family (husband, wife, 5 kids ( the youngest was six months old), in-laws & friends) that stayed for four hours. They brought snacks, played lawn games, flew kites (or tried to), blew bubbles and relaxed among dozens of their (now) closest friends. I ran into the dad from this group at the Alna General Store on Monday and he was still raving about the good time he and his family had and while I consider this entirely beside the point, he was more than generous in the donation box, as well. 

Whether they were local folks who consider us a community asset or first time visitors who only discovered us that day, the thanks expressed to the  Museum crew for putting on this event was  gratifying, to say the least. I don't know what these  people  have come to expect when they go out to spend their hard-earned recreation dollar but the word used most often when referring  to our organization was "welcoming".

I can live with that.

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 10:22:12 PM »
Completely nice.  ;D
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Re: Ice Cream Social II 2017 images
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 11:57:52 PM »
Yep. If that is the main thing we leave visitors with- that we are happy that they are here- we are doing the most important thing right.
I just read a review of a historic house organization online. The visitor was so turned off by a staff persons attitude that they left, despite their deep interest in the subject that the house dealt with.
We put smiles on a lot of peoples faces that day and we had several riders from last weekend for the ice cream social return this weekend because they enjoyed the museum so much.

Nice work folks, very nice. Can't wait to do it again tomorrow.

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 11:13:13 PM »
Did you ever process those pics from Easter?
Hi Bill! I actually never did. The newsletter came out before I had a chance to, unfortunately.
But here's one I found of you leaving Alna Center :)