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Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mountain Gateway Museum

Free ice cream, watermelon, a ducky derby, and a voter registration drive will be happening at the museum’s annual "Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Social." Enjoy the festivities from 2-4 p.m., on July 4.

As our way of saying thank you for your support, the museum staff and the Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum are excited to offer ice cream with toppings and watermelon for you to enjoy before the annual Old Fort 4th of July Parade. This year, we also welcome back the Old Fort Ruritan Club and their Ducky Derby fundraiser. The ducks start floating at 3 p.m., so be sure to purchase your duck before then.

The McDowell County Board of Elections will set up a voter registration drive on the museum’s porch during the social. Register by Oct. 11, 2024, to vote in the upcoming general election. If you want to learn more about the history of voting in Western North Carolina, be sure to step inside the museum and check out our new in-house exhibit, “A Place at the Polls."

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