Rockwood Ice Cream Festival Tries to Bring on the Cool

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Today and tomorrow bring the reappearance of the Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park in Wilmington.  As a long-time volunteer from the "old original" festival in the 80's and 90's, I was interested in seeing what an outside organizer could do. Of course, it is the same man who brought back the Brandywine Arts Festival, so he has had experience in organizing such events.

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I visited the event this morning, and although it was scheduled to start at 11 a.m., a lot of people opted for an early bird special and came at 10 a.m.  There was shuttle bus service, but I chose to park on the street in nearby Brandywine Hills (don't forget I have a lovely historic 18th C home for sale in Brandywine Hills)  It was a nice walk, but the uphill climb into the park at 97 degrees in the hot sun was tough.

There were lots of local vendors, kids' games, face painting, food (I had a lovely pulled pork from Fat Ricks) and of course, ICE CREAM from several vendors.  You still have this afternoon and tomorrow, so join the fun and a little fund-raising for Rockwood Park!  The Park is open year round, and the lovely Rockwood Victorian Museum is a glorious sight to see.

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