Apple Tree Arts to host community ice cream social

Maria Murdock adds yummy toppings to Meghan Hogan’s ice cream dish. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – The public is invited to celebrate the beginning of summer at Apple Tree Arts’ fifth annual Community Ice Cream Social Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the Grafton Common. Enjoy delicious vanilla ice cream and two bounce houses. Ice cream is $4.00 a bowl with lots of yummy toppings and $3 for unlimited bounces or $1 per bounce in the bounce houses.

“Join in the fun as we come together to commemorate the end of the school year,” said Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts.

“We truly appreciate how the community has embraced our performance arts venue, the Great Hall. Enthusiastic capacity-filled audiences enjoyed our Community Chorus’ Broadway Revue, murder mystery community theatre production, chamber music series collaboration with Claflin Hill and the Grafton Senior Center Chorus concert,” she said. She is the director of the Grafton Senior Center Chorus.

The Community Ice Cream Social is supported by sponsor Homefield Credit Union and community sponsors: Blackstone Valley Event Rentals and Swirls and Scoops. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit community school of the arts’ music and theatre arts programs.

This summer Apple Tree Arts is offering a variety of theatre arts camps, early childhood music programs, summer vocal classes, ensembles and private instrumental and voice lessons.

Founded in 1989, Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization has grown to serve over 1,500 children and adults annually with early childhood music classes, group keyboard lessons, private music and voice instruction, ensembles, theatre arts programs, community events and concerts.  For more information, visit