Published in the August 10, 2016 edition
By GAIL LOWE
WAKEFIELD — It was a picture-perfect mid-summer night for enjoying a homemade ice cream sundae on the carefully landscaped grounds of the Hartshorne House.
About 240 Wakefield residents stopped by for the House’s second annual ice cream social last night, Tuesday, Aug. 9, and all funds raised will be used for the upkeep of Wakefield’s historic home on Church Street.
Aside from delicious ice cream donated by Meletharb’s on Lowell Street, the highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a water color painting by Wakefield artist Tom Maguire. Unframed paintings of the House along with note cards were available for purchase.
Board of Directors member Lisa Tecce said the event was a “big success.”
“The ice cream social was two hours of adults and children relaxing on the beautiful grounds of the Hartshorne House while eating their homemade sundaes,” Tecce said. “People lingered to enjoy the lovely mid-summer weather, which was just right.”
Tecce added that those attending loved the new painting of the Hartshorne House and were “delighted to meet the artist.”
“We sold a lot of the prints and note cards,” she said.
The next fundraising event is set for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Farmers Market on North Avenue. Prints of the Hartshorne House painting and note cards will be for sale that day, and those interested in membership can sign up.
Members of the Fundraising Committee also are working on a wine tasting event and the winter fundraising calendar.
For more information about the house, visit www.hartshornehouse.org or call 781-245-3935.