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Pleasant District & Pleasant Home Foundation Celebrate Summer With Ice Cream Social

Pleasant Home Foundation staffer Elissa Ledvort (left) and volunteer Allison Dylik get "framed" on the front porch of Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., during the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social. (Inside Edge PR photo)
Pleasant Home Foundation staffer Elissa Ledvort (left) and volunteer Allison Dylik get "framed" on the front porch of Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., during the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social. (Inside Edge PR photo)
The Pleasant District Association and Pleasant Home Foundation helped the community usher in summer on Sunday, June 22nd with the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social.

In addition to vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream offerings from Oberweis, the free event from 1 to 4 p.m. included a variety of other attractions. There was lively music, courtesy of the Oak Park Farmers Market Bluegrass Band and the Free Range Ukulele Band that played so tunefully on the front lawn of Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave.

"The ice cream social has quickly become a favorite for local children and adults alike, and we are grateful for the support of participating businesses that helps make this event a reality," said Heidi Ruehle-May, Executive Director of the Pleasant Home Foundation.

Other elements included free tours of Pleasant Home, face painting, hopscotch and other activities for kids that spilled onto Mills Park. One favorite for kids and adults alike was posing for photographs through a Frame Warehouse "frame" that dangled on the porch and provided a variety of scenic backdrops on the sunny afternoon.

Also, guests received a free discount sheet that features a variety of discounts and promotions from Pleasant District merchants, including The Carleton of Oak Park, the West Cook YMCA, Barclay's American Grille, Gagliardo Realty Associates, Pleasant Home Foundation, Mathnasium, Peekabo Playroom, Serenitea and Pool Phil's. Those sales sheets are available at the Oak Park Visitor’s Center as well as a variety of businesses in the Pleasant District.

"The Pleasant District Association is proud to have the majestic and historic Pleasant Home at the heart of our district," said Sarah Gulseth, association president and the West Cook YMCA's marketing/communication coordinator. "We look forward to hosting more events in our district to showcase the beauty and festivity that makes our district a Pleasant place to live, work and play."

The Pleasant District Association (formerly South Marion Street Association) is a membership, volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that is committed to promoting the long term economic viability of the commercial and residential district located between Harlem Avenue east to Home Avenue and South Boulevard south to Randolph Street.

To learn more about the Pleasant District, visit www.pleasantdistrictoakpark.com. Pleasant Home Foundation is online at www.pleasanthome.org.





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