By: April Liang
Chen & April Liang, with their team at The Liang Group, hosted their first annual “Ice Cream Social in the Park.”
Why did we host The Ice Cream Social?
“The Ice Cream Social was a fun way to say thank you to our family, friends, clients, & business partners for their continued support”
Our team had been brainstorming event ideas for a while. We wanted to host an event that would be fun and easy for families who would attend. We have stayed busy the last few years, raising 3 kids and growing our real estate business, and we have really missed out on a lot of fun social activities. It was important to us to have an opportunity to catch up with friends & past clients, while enjoying a beautiful Saturday in Topeka.
One day, when I was spending time with my family, the idea of an ice cream social popped into my head!
That’s it! Ice cream in the park! I knew it would be a blast for our family and your family too!
Families could drop by the party, at their convenience, with no pressure to dress up or pack for a long arduous activity with the kids.
As a mom, I am a big fan of events that are easy for us to attend. I think other mom’s feel the same way. Playing in the park, socializing, eating ice cream, and riding the carousel are perfect Saturday activities.
After some preparation and planning….We held our first Ice cream Social on Saturday August 24th from 11:30am-2pm. Everything went off without a hitch. We set up in the carousel room at Gage Park. Sheridan’s catered the ice cream. The kids had unlimited rides on the carousel, and played frisbee outside. Raffle items were donated by Kim Schimmel Inspires Photography, Advanced environmental, Streamline Property Inspections, Blues Moon, and Chen Liang.
I loved was seeing the kids laughing, playing on the slides & riding the carousel….all while the parents enjoyed relaxing and socializing.
I asked my son’s friend, George, what he thought of the party. He said, “My favorite thing was the carousel”
Then I asked my son what he liked about the party. He said, “My favorite thing was seeing George at the party, 2nd the carousel, 3rd the ice cream.”
Chen & I are blessed to know so many amazing families in the community. We appreciate the opportunity to see everyone at the party, catch up, and have fun. Thank you to everyone who attended!
You made our day bright and full of happiness.
Below are a few words about the event.
Craig Brady, “So much fun, always great to see Chen, April, and the kids! Thanks so very much for having us!”
Frank Pfeifer, “Had a great time hanging out today. Thank you for the invite.”
Carol Heimiller, “Thank you SO must for the invite. It was totally amazing 😊❤️”
Additionally, Chen and I want to say thank you to our team, event sponsors, and raffle donors who helped make this event amazing. We appreciate your support and trust! Shout out to our sponsors below!
Our team is excited to host the next ice cream social in the spring of 2020. This will be an annual event (possibly semi-annual?). If you are interested in attending or becoming a sponsor at our next event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 7856403885
Thank you for your support:
- Wheatland Inspections
- Moore Plumbing
- Streamline Property Inspections
- Artzer Home Improvement
- Ladson Consulting
- Josh Perry, Envista Credit Union
- Modern Dynamics Insurance
- Rori Chapman, Loan Depot
- Andrew Lindeman, Landmark National Bank
- Free State Fence
- Alpha Title
- Topeka’s Generosity Network
- Topeka Youth Project
- Kim Schimmel Inspires Photography
- Roger Dalhby, Advanced Environmental
- Sheryl Blue, Blues Moon Professional Organization
See you next year!