Redmond Historical Society to host annual membership drive and ice cream social

The event is set for Saturday.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:30am
  • Life

The Redmond Historical Society (RHS) is holding its second annual ice cream social and fundraiser on Jan. 18.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Happy Valley Grange at 19720 NE 50th St. in Redmond.

The social is open to all, and there is no charge for this event. RSVPs are not required, but are appreciated. Attendees are asked to contact membership@redmondhistoricalsociety.org.

According to a press release, the afternoon program will kick off with musical entertainment with accordion and song by society member Cheryl Magnuson and friends, and the collections committee will be providing some tips on how people can care for their family photos and archives.

Attendees will learn about RHS’s activities over the last year, including its Saturday Speaker Series; marching with a Prohibition float in the Redmond Derby Days parade; and networking with the Redmond community and businesses at events like the city of Redmond’s annual open-air night market, So Bazaar, and OneRedmond’s Mingle & Jingle program.

RHS president John Oftebro will present the society’s goals for 2020, with a focus on the move to the Old Redmond Schoolhouse in August and the need for interim space, the release states. There will be fundraising opportunities and volunteers on hand to renew or receive new memberships. In addition, there will be raffles for a chance to win coffee cards, hand-knit items, pet portraits and RHS books.

“We hope you’ll join us for this event,” membership chair Paige Norman said in the release. “It’s an opportunity to connect with other local history lovers, while supporting the Redmond Historical Society’s mission to preserve and share our community’s unique history.”

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