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We just did this! We are small community with no pool or clubhouse, but what a great and simple way to get folks together. Here's how simple we made this since it was our first time trying it out.
Vanilla ice cream (just get the minimum you need; our quick stop is just down the road if we needed more), chocolate syrup, caramel topping and whipped cream. We did add cups and root beer for floats. We did not have a huge showing, but people brought their lawn chairs and sat around and visited. We brought out one folding plastic table for the bowls, spoons etc and kept it basic. I think the residents enjoyed being served by management and owners as well. We will definitely do it again.
I believe that when residents meet each other, they realize another human being is living on the other side of the wall and are more likely to approach each other when a problem arises. They also are more understanding.