The sixth annual Victory Heights Potluck/Ice Cream social on Tuesday night was another big hit this year with a record crowd of 150 stopping by to sample the food, eat ice cream, and enjoy the new playground equipment and path at the park.
The firemen from Engine 40 in Wedgwood brought their fire truck again for tours, (no doubt hanging out in the shade of NE 106th Street was preferable to their hot-house brick firehouse). Kids (and adults) got to climb over the equipment and sit in the driver’s seat for nearly the entire two hours the event lasted.
The Lake City Farmers Market and the Thornton Creek Alliance both had booths set up, and our emergency communications hub was set up by the tennis courts. But probably the largest draw was the fact Victory Heights Park is open again, with the path around the field (which is still fenced off to let the new grass grow) having just opened a week ago.
Families from all across the neighborhood continued to show up all evening, the result of which we ran out of ice cream, a first! Sorry for anyone who missed out. There was plenty of food though, most of it homemade.
Thanks to everyone who attended, and those who volunteered during the event. We hope to see you again next year!