Due to Covid precautions, the Board decided to move the event to downtown Middleton, where if needed, it could be a curbside pie event. Luckily, restrictions relaxed by mid-June, allowing the event to take place in downtown Middleton at the Middleton Commons, the green space next to the City Hall.
MAHS was thrilled to join forces with Hubbard Avenue Diner, who sold delicious slices of pie in front of their restaurant, and donated a portion of their proceeds to the historical society.
Families then walked to the Middleton Commons where they were able to enjoy free ice cream and refreshments.
We are grateful for our celebrity ice cream scoopers; Police Chief Troy Hellenbrand, MCPASD Superintendent Dana Monogue, Fire Chief Aaron Harris, MCPASD Board Member Gail Shepler, and MCPASD Board President Bob Hesselbein. We also appreciate the donations of ice cream from Pick & Save and coffee from Starbucks.
The New Horizons Band, who has been performing at the event for years, still wanted to play, despite not being able to rehearse as a large ensemble in the past year. Instead, they performed in small ensembles throughout the evening.
Another advantage of hosting the event downtown, was families could stroll over to visit the Rowley House Museum, which was open for the first time in over a year.
Next year’s event will take place June 15, 2022, most likely at Lakeview Park. See you there!