Library celebrates 100 years with music and ice cream

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:35

GOSHEN — More than 100 people gathered on the lawn of the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society on the evening of July 23 to enjoy a hot band and cold ice cream. It was all part of the year-long celebration of the Goshen library’s 100th birthday. Music was provided by The Big Band Sound, and the ice cream was donated by What’s the Scoop. The law firm of Norton and Christensen sponsored the band and the library and its Friends group also helped to make this event a great success. As the sun lowered in the west and shade spread across the library lawn, children and adults in lawn chairs and on blankets enjoyed the music of Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Count Basie, Less Paul, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers, Stan Kenton and Glen Miller. One unscheduled but delightful addition to the evening’s enjoyment was the unscripted dancing by several young children on the library’s open front porch. Neighbors talking to neighbors, swing music, ice cream with sprinkles, kids dancing to the music as older people keep time tapping a toe on the grass — it’s all small town fun on a summer’s eve — what could be better? By Jim Tarvin