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Viewfinder: Ice Cream Social

Kids and adults spent a day in Southeast Seminole Heights' Giddens Park enjoying free ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers and games.

Alison Barrick lives in Brandon but she spent her Saturday in in Southeast Seminole Heights. 

She had heard from a friend about the event organized by the in the park located at 5209 N 12th St., and she thought it would be a neat thing to do with her Little Sister Anna Mitchell who lives in Seffner. 

The two are not biological sisters but they met through , a non-profit organization that provides children with one-on-one adult mentoring. 

Barrick said that Seminole Heights looks and feels like a real community, something she wishes she could experience in her own neighborhood in Brandon. 

But she said there are no events such as today’s Ice Cream Social. 

Kids and adults spent the day at the park enjoying free strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream with different toppings. Hot dogs, hamburgers and potato chips were offered also.

The event featured fun activities, such as games in the fountain, face painting and drawing on the pavement. 

The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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