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20th Annual Maple Leaf Ice Cream Summer Social!

July 10th, 2015 by Mike

Maple Leaf Hardware’s Mike Kelley + ice cream.

It’s referred to as theĀ  Maple Leaf Ice Cream Summer Social, and for good reasons.

One thousand, seven hundred and fifty reasons.

That’s the number of ice cream bars (sponsored by Maple Leaf Ace Hardware) consumed at the social last July, according to the Maple Leaf Community Council.

This 20th year the social is Wednesday, July 29th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Ice cream by Ace.

Clown balloonist sponsored by Maple Leaf resident Dawn Porter.

Face painter by two guys and a dog (Charlie, Ed and Gus).

The social, always on the last Wednesday in July, is next to the playground area at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

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Come to Wednesday's Summer Social in the park (and bring a couple cans of food)

July 29th, 2014 by Mike

The 19th Annual Maple Leaf Summer Social kicks off Wednesday, running from 7 -9 p.m.

This year, it’s back in the Maple Leaf Family Terrace (the playground area of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park).

That means sprinklers probably won’t interrupt the fun. This time.

This year, also bring along a can or two for the North Helpline food bank, which will have a table at the social, as will North East Seattle Together.

We’ll be there, too.

For more information on what to bring to the food bank, click here.

For more information about the social, try the Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park Facebook page.

The playground is at Northeast 83rd Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

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Come to Wednesday’s Summer Social in the park (and bring a couple cans of food)

July 29th, 2014 by Mike

The 19th Annual Maple Leaf Summer Social kicks off Wednesday, running from 7 -9 p.m.

This year, it’s back in the Maple Leaf Family Terrace (the playground area of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park).

That means sprinklers probably won’t interrupt the fun. This time.

This year, also bring along a can or two for the North Helpline food bank, which will have a table at the social, as will North East Seattle Together.

We’ll be there, too.

For more information on what to bring to the food bank, click here.

For more information about the social, try the Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park Facebook page.

The playground is at Northeast 83rd Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

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Photos from the 2013 Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social

August 1st, 2013 by Mike

These photos courtesy of Dane Doerflinger, a Maple Leaf resident and professional photographer.

As we wrote Wednesday night after the social wrapped up, it was successful despite the change of venue, thunder and a little rain, AND the automatic sprinklers going off in the Olympic View Elementary School playground.

Pretty much everybody got wet feet, and had a good time anyway.

David Miller, Maple Leaf Community Council president, and Donna Hartmann-Miller (shown here), also a council member and its point person on the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, did much of the work.As did Grace Seidel. Thanks!

See more photo from Dane here. You can also see his photos from previous social years, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Incidentally, a number of visitors to the Maple Leaf Life table nominated neighborhood yards for our Best Garden in Maple Leaf contest. We’ll be visiting those gardens soon, and taking photos!

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