The English class at the 11th District Family Help Center always takes a break during the summer months. But in the middle of July we usually hold a special event -- English and Ice Cream. This provides an opportunity for people to get together, practice a little English, and enjoy fellowship with each other while enjoying ice cream on a hot summer afternoon.
This year we had twenty-five people join with us for an English lesson about summer customs. Manna led this part of the program and was very creative in making a campfire in the middle of the room by using a flaming red, yellow, and orange scarf. We first sang two campfire songs in English and then two other campfire songs in Hungarian. The songs weren't very similar! People then had the opportunity to interact one-on-one by asking questions of each other about what they usually do in the summer.
Afterwards we all went out to the terrace, where Misi was the ice cream dipper. He had a great time giving people more ice cream than they asked for, because he said they needed it! People could then choose from a variety of toppings -- chocolate, caramel, fruit, candies, peanuts, etc. Most people couldn't image putting salty peanuts on sweet ice cream with chocolate sauce. So Larry introduced them to a tin roof sundae!