Center United Methodist Church welcomes the public to its annual ice cream social to be held this year on Friday, Aug. 12 at the church, located at 7850 Allen Road just two-and-a-half miles past the Bob Evans at the I-71/35 mall.
This year a free concert will be provided from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring Patrick Roush from Lynchburg and a student at Morehead State University. Patrick performs at area festivals and county fairs as wells as writes and records original music. He will be performing later this summer in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Patrick’s inspiration for his music comes from George Strait, Garth Brooks and Eric Church. He describes his music as striving for four major things: stay true to country music and its sound; each song should be a story, not a conglomeration of sounds; and also be something anyone of any age would enjoy. He writes in his own original style in hope that others will recognize his music by its own unique sound.
As always, menu items include the best in homemade items such as chicken and noodles, BBQ beef, pies, and cakes. As in years past, Young’s Dairy Ice Cream will be available. Pre-sale tickets are available from parish members and at Allen Griffiths Optometry office at 239 East Court St., Washington Court House.
Many local business people and individuals have donated items for the auction, which will be conducted by Bob Merritt. In addition, there are free door prize drawings for those in attendance. Proceeds go to support outreach and religious education ministries in our community and the southern Ohio area.
Please come for fun, food, music, and friends. Center United Methodist Church has been serving the community since the early 1800s. The current building was erected in 1871 and the most notable pastor was the father of Rev. Norman Vincent Peale.