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  COMMITTEE REPORT
 Hospitality

Each year, we eagerly await our June picnic—our Ice Cream Social—rain or shine! The "supercalafragilisticexpialadosious" homemade ice cream we love is due to the efforts of a member we call "Mr. Ice Cream," the ice cream wizard who works many hours to manage and organize this event. Not too long ago we would make and freeze the ice cream during Meeting for Worship on picnic day! Now it involves several days of preparation . Thank you Mr. Ice Cream and to all those who contribute the many delicious flavors we enjoy!

We're always thankful for our Sunday morning coffee provided by our custom brewer. How nice it is to have that boost to look forward to. Thanks also goes to the folks who put the chairs away after Opening Exercises. Coffee clean-up after Meeting for Worship continues to go smoothly. Everyone we call upon is always very gracious and willing to help out.

"Eating Meeting" falls monthly on the second First Day, unless otherwise announced. Mother's Day always falls on the second Sunday in May. We women enjoy a little pampering and were treated to a wonderful brunch last year provided by the gentlemen. It would be lovely to see this become a tradition! Some of the best cooks in Chester County belong to our Meeting, and we appreciate the efforts made by everyone who contributes to the meals and helps in the kitchen. We have an "extended" committee when it comes to Eating Meeting Sundays and appreciate the extra hands in setting up and taking down tables.

Each February, we hold our March Lenten Service and luncheon which serves about 100 hungry and thirsty people who not only enthusiastically express their thanks and appreciation, but also donate generously to the Lord's Pantry. Thanks for all the effort everyone puts into creating a wide variety of very tasty tea sandwiches, goodies and desserts and for helping to setup and clean up. Some were thrilled to take home leftovers. For those who have never been to our Lenten Service, please try to join us (see the Calendar of Events). It's a lovely way to bring the community together and socialize with some very friendly neighbors.

The Hospitality Committee could not function without everyone's support. It is truly a group effort, and we're ever so grateful to all.

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