Ice Cream Supper and Auction to benefit cemetery

Caroline Cole gets excited about ice cream.

Large crowds will make their way to Clyde Riggs Elementary School on Saturday, July 25 to attend the annual Old Brush Cemetery Ice Cream Supper and Auction.

This is one of the longest-running annual events in the Portland area and is one of the best attended. The money raised help with maintenance of the local Old Brush Cemetery.

People come from miles around to eat, enjoy the music, visit with friends and take home some bargains at the auction.

Festivities get under way at 4 p.m. with the supper of ham, barbecue and a variety of vegetables and homemade desserts.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue sandwiches are also on the menu along with plenty of iced tea, fresh lemonade, soft drinks and lots of ice cream.

Local artists will perform a combination of bluegrass and gospel music, including musician Adam Briley.

The auction is set to begin at 6 p.m. If you or your business can help with donating auction items, please bring them to Saturday’s event. Larry Hinton will serve as Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer Wally Gilliam will keep the auction moving at a steady pace.

“It’s a lifelong tradition in this part of the country,” said Wayne Bandy. “It’s always been a place to see old friends and have a good time. It’s just good, clean fun all while raising money for a great cause.”

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