Settlers Days’ 100th year celebration has officially begun! What a sweet beginning it was for families, friends, along with a few four-legged residents. They gathered at Mix Park on June 22nd to enjoy a good old-fashioned American tradition, the ice cream social. Maybe not entirely traditional, as Deer Park residents were served chilly summertime treats by Princesses in silk sashes wearing diamond-studded tiaras. Miss Deer Park 2020 Princesses Janessa Sexton and Isabella Sedano assisted incoming royalty, Miss Deer Park 2021 Kaity Wacker and Princess Xandria Moss by handing out hundreds of ice cream treats. As the laughter of playing children filled the air, chattering adults caught up with old acquaintances and welcomed newcomers to the area while violinist Christopher Anderson entertained the appreciative audience with his musical abilities. As more events for Settlers Day continue throughout the weekend, Deer Park residents will be able to enjoy the rich history that makes Deer Park what it is today.
To check out more about the upcoming events for Settler’s Day, visit DPGazette.com/settlers2021
To check out more about Christopher Anderson, visit DPGazette.com/giftmusic
Photos By: LJ Chamberlain
Featured Image Caption: Hades, the dog, watches closely as 4-year-old Jasper enjoys eating a rocket pop.
Caption: Spontaneous live entertainment, provided by violinist Christopher Anderson, in front of the ice cream booth.
Caption: Deer Park High School Royalty served guests. (Left to Right) 2021 Princess Xandria Moss and Miss Deer Park Kaity Wacker and 2020 Princesses Isabella Sedano and Janessa Sexton
Caption: Members of Deer Park Civil Air Patrol enjoying their time at the Settlers Day Ice Cream social event.