History sprinkles Ice Cream Social

Posted: June 10, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.

Guests enjoyed ice cream with a sprinkling of Little Rock history on June 3 at the Pulaski County Historical Society Ice Cream Social, held at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The afternoon event began in the church sanctuary where lifelong member Sybil Jordan Hampton told the history of the A.M.E Church and the founding of the Little Rock church, which was organized in 1863 by former slave Nathan Warren. The first church building was on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. The congregation moved to its current location on West 16th Street in 1966.

Another lifelong member of the church, Eartha Daniel, gave a tour of the church and grounds including the original pulpit, Communion table and chairs from the previous church in the current sanctuary and the church archives and photos in the church library.

Afterward, everyone gathered in the fellowship hall for Yarnell's ice cream served by Muriel Thomas and David McCullough.

High Profile on 06/10/2018