HBC Ice Cream Social, Saturday, August 19 6:30 p.m.
Eckels Ice Cream Fountain, 36 E. Main Street, Mechanicsburg. Parking at the Arch Street municipal parking lot.
Bring the whole family for this cool ride around the Borough of Mechanicsburg. We will begin at the Arch Street Municipal Parking lot at the corner of N. Arch Street East Strawberry Alley. We’ll ride at a leisurely pace for about 10 miles on quiet, residential streets. Shorter ride options are available for those who need them. The real treat comes afterwards when we get some ice cream at a very special place, Eckels Ice Cream Fountain in downtown Mechanicsburg. Eckels retained the old fashioned soda fountain and wooden bench seats that were part of the original pharmacy run by the Eckels family since 1879. They even kept some of the old products and showcase them in their small pharmacy museum. And they offer the old time soda fountain concoctions, too, like phosphates, egg creams, floats and more. Eckel’s is also well known for being featured in the movie “Girl Interrupted”, and memorabilia from the movie can be found inside. Eckels has more substantial fare on their menu too, such as soups and sandwiches. For more information about Eckels, go to http://www.eckelsicecream.com/index.html