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Metro Parks Newsroom

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to host “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” July 11

Wednesday June 30, 2010

There isn’t a better or more refreshing treat on a hot summer day than an ice cream cone.

The staff at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing discovered this fact nine years ago, when they hosted their first-ever “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.” The perennial favorite is back again this year, and will be hosted on the grounds of the historic home on Sunday, July 11, from 1-5 p.m.

“Every year, we’re able to make this event better and we’re looking forward to having the public out to the Ice Cream Social again on July 11,” said Patti Linn, site manager. “It’s a fun event, and perfect for the entire family.”

Ehrler’s will be providing ice cream concessions featuring great flavors familiar to local residents. Food vending will be provided by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association and will include ribeye steak sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, French fries and more.

Live music from the MacDaddies and Josh and Holly will take place from 1-5 p.m., and children will be sure to enjoy games, miniature train rides and a farm animal petting zoo. Other activities will include discounted tours of the Farnsley-Moremen House, pony rides and horse-drawn carriage rides. Featured events will include an ice cream eating contest at 3 p.m., with awards going to fastest eater, messiest eater and neatest eater.

Admission to the event is free. Some of the activities will require the purchase of a ticket (train rides, carriage rides, pony rides and tours of the historic home).

The Ice Cream Social is made possible by Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc., Metro Parks and Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). Please call 935-6809 for more details.

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About Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing:
Standing atop a gentle rise overlooking the Ohio River, the Farnsley-Moremen House is the centerpiece of a 300-acre historic site in Louisville, Kentucky, called Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Built circa 1837, the house stands as a testament to the important role agriculture along the river played in the development of our country. The historic site is operated by Metro Parks, with support from a non-profit board, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc. A modern Visitors Center houses an auditorium, museum exhibits and a museum store. Riverside also hosts a monthly garden club meeting in the visitor’s center; this month’s meeting will be on Saturday, July 10 at 10 a.m. The address is 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, Ky. 40272. For directions, visit