On Sunday, July 22, The Right Path for Washington County, our 10 community food pantries and the Harvest of Hope, welcomed community support, lots of volunteers and ice cream eaters and dippers, as the recipients of the 29th annual Broughton Ice Cream Social.
Thanks to Dave Broughton, Stacy Filkovski, Cheryl DeWitt, Jeryl Thrash, Steve Binegar and their many valued employees, this well oiled machine worked with our Right Path board members and numerous volunteers to ensure the success of our event. Presale tickets through Broughton contacts, and our many partners selling tickets was a wonderful boost, but Sunday's turnout was above and beyond what we had hoped for.
There were countless hours of prep time on the part of many, so a very big thank you goes out to all who helped the effort. It was a tribute to our youth that so many of them participated in some way either picking up trash, pitching in wherever asked or dipping ice cream. The goal of the Right Path is to promote healthy youth development and one of our strategies in to engage youth in public service. They rose to the occasion.
If I have missed anyone, I apologize, as your help was much appreciated by everyone!
Thanks to Broughton Foods and all their employees who delivered, set up, served and helped in any way; Washington County Fair Board; Rumpke; Oak Grove Fire Department; EMS; Marietta College; Smuckers; Zimmer Farm; Richardson Printing; Michael Mullen; Our Bands: The Faculty, Joe Williams and The Deep Water Band, South of the River; TRP Board Members: Judge Tim Williams, Maggie and Tom Webster, Karen and Carl Waller, Stephanie Davis, Lynn and Mark Doebrich, Maribeth Browne, Miriam and Marty Keith, Cindy and Ricci Davis, Dee Standish, Greg Siegfried, Justin Moody and all our members who promoted our ticket sales; our pantry partners: Karen Kumpf and the Harvest of Hope; Jeff and Candy Waite and the Gospel Mission; Bill Farnsworth and Linda Steelman of Marietta Community Food Pantry; Belpre Area Mission and David Hubbard; Beverly Waterford Food Pantry; Judy Gilham and the Lowell Area Mission Basket; Lower Salem Food Pantry; Marietta Church of God Food Pantry; New Matamoras and Pastor Dennis and Mrs. Williams; Newport Food Pantry and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Riggs; Western Washington County Food Pantry; Marietta Community Foundation: Carol Wharff and Heather Allender; Friends of the Museum, Glenna Hoff, Dennis Urban, Nancy and Dick Murdoch; Sylvi Caporale and The Flag Store; Clear Channel Radio: Chuck Poet, Greg Siegfried, Kirk McCall and Doug Phelps; Kassel Music; ticket locations: Marietta Chamber, Peoples News, Apex and Ben Cogswell, We Luv Pets, Warren's IGA, Williamstown Auction House, White Oak Pharmacy, Belpre Savings Bank, Newport IGA, Waterford Commercial Bank, B & W Pharmacy, Belpre Chamber; WASCO, Inc.; Eve, Inc.; RSVP Volunteers and Susan Hill coordinator: Donna and Chuck Schob, Patricia Martin, Susan and Garry Bonnette, Jean and Gail Peterson, Jim Naylor; Laura Hill; Randee Seevers; Kelly Cox; JoAnne Finkel; Joey Sinnett; Teri Wright; Barb Casada; MBC; Sandy Lorentz; Loren Elliott; Maureen Sigafoos; Kelly and Scott Martin; Bonnie Franchuk; Connie Hughes; Michael Harper; Brandy Clift; Mary Lou Moegling; Our youth of The Right Path: Taylor, Adam, Andrew, Colton, Kevin, Josie; Teresa and Jerry Turner; The Washington County Juvenile Center; Melody Zimmerman; Boy Scout Troop #231, Scouts and leaders; Gospel Mission: Steve and Kim Beckett, Candy and Jeff Waite, Bob Harlow, Austin Magers, Dean and Sondra Brown, Brant and Teri Magers, Teresa Turner; Newport Pantry: Dave and Pat Riggs, Larry Ramsey, Steve and Ella Stephens, Stephanie Brown, Lisa Rinard, Tara Hays; presale locations of businesses by Broughton Foods; WMOA radio and Johnny Wharff; Callie Lyons and Brad Bauer of the Anchor; Claire Heiby of The Marietta Times; Washington County Behavioral Health Board; L & P Services; Sheriff Larry Mincks; The Civitan Club: Dave and Connie Grimes and all who helped park cars; Rotary; Kiwanis and Lion's Club members.
Again, thanks to all who helped make this a success. The money will be shared equally with our pantry partners and the Right Path through funds established at the Marietta Community Foundation.
Cathy Harper is coordinator of The Right Path for Washington County, a United Way Agency