A few months ago when I was preparing an evite for an event, I noticed a contest in the sidebar. I clicked on the link, and read about Edy's Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute where they select neighborhoods to hold ice cream parties. Since I love our neighborhood, and we actually are friends with our neighbors, I decided to enter. I wrote out a little essay describing what we do together, and why I thought we should win, and submitted my entry. I didn't give much further thought to it, but I got an email about a month later saying I had won the grand prize! I was one of 1,500 winners, but still! Free ice cream! So I sent out evites, and we got ready for our party. Edy's delivered a box full of party supplies- cups, spoons, scoops, napkins, invitations, coupons, an apron, disposable camera, sign, table cloths, and a 10 cartons of ice cream as well as 36 individual sized cups. I was a little nervous because thunderstorms were predicted for last night, but we decided to go ahead with the party. We started the party amid rumbles of thunder, and even had to move inside for a little bit as some rain came down. But in the end, it was a lot of fun and delicious- everyone brought some kind of topping to put on the ice cream, and there were lots of flavors to chose from. I didn't take a lot of pictures, since it rained and was pretty dark, but here are some from the beginning.