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Ice Cream Social Highlights U of M, Crookston During Ox Cart Days on Fri., Aug. 15, 2008, from 3-5 p.m.
July 25, 2008

What: Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

When: Friday, August 15, 2008, 3-5 p.m.

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (July 18, 2008) - With Ox Cart Days right around the corner, it can only mean one thing – the University of Minnesota, Crookston will be hosting the annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social! Join us for free ice cream, music, prizes and family fun on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, from 3 to 5 p.m. near the Peterson Gazebo on the Campus Mall.

A highlight of the afternoon is the reminiscing of former actress Kathryn Adams Doty, who spent time in Crookston growing up and is the former wife of Hugh Beaumont of “Leave it to Beaver” fame. Doty has been in a number of movies including “Fifth Avenue Girl” with Ginger Rogers, “If I Had My Way” with Bing Crosby and the Alfred Hitchock thriller “Saboteur. “She has authored several books including an autobiography entitled, “The Mother of Me.”

The Valley Fiddlers also will be playing under the direction of Val Buchmeier, orchestra director at the Crookston High School. The U of M, Crookston Bookstore will be open and visitors can browse a wide array of books and other apparel available at the store. There will be a special t-shirt on sale for $6.99 and tickets for the Minnesota State Fair will be offered at a reduced price. Free balloons and tattoos will also be available at the Bookstore for children. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The campus gardens are in full bloom and displays by a number of campus departments will be available on the mall as well and prizes will be given away during the afternoon. If it the weather is not cooperating the ice cream social will be held in the Northern Lights Lounge in the Student Center.

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