WEST NEWBURY — Bicentennial Week continues with a free ice cream social Tuesday and a special student showcase Wednesday.
In honor of the town’s 200th anniversary, farmers John and Cindy Adams will be scooping up summer treats at the ice cream stand at Long Hill Orchard, 520 Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Residents are invited to stop by and cool down with a free cup of ice cream and some music.
The town’s elementary school opens its doors Wednesday for a student showcase, “What West Newbury Means to Me.” Page School teachers and students brainstormed ideas for a theme and each grade created a project.
Prekindergarten students made a flag, kindergarteners put the town on a 3-D map, and first-graders constructed a wooden sign marking favorite West Newbury landmarks.
Second-graders offer a bird’s-eye view with a 3-D map of landforms in town, third-graders made a book with photographs and descriptions of special spots to visit, and fourth-graders wrote and illustrated poems on the showcase theme.
The "Flora of West Newbury" is the title of the fifth-grade project, while sixth-graders produced a “Visitor’s Guide” to West Newbury’s most popular sites.
The exhibit is open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday with light refreshments served. Bicentennial T-shirts and town flags will be on sale for $10 each, as will $20 tickets to a barbecue and dance party at Old Town Hall slated for Friday evening.
Page School is at 694 Main St.
For more information on Bicentennial Week, visit www.wnewbury.org