Monday, September 10, 2012

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream” — American Proverb

We often try to convince students who are studying through our distance-learning program of the advantages of becoming a resident on-campus student. There are many good reasons for doing so. One we usually fail to mention is shown below. Once a year, G5, the local company that provides and services our office copiers and printers, sends it's ice cream truck to its customers' locations and offers free frozen delights. The photos below show students, faculty, staff and families enjoying their treats just as classes began for the new semester.

American writer Heywood C. Broun once said, “I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.” That may or may not be the world's most soul-stirring surprise, but we at GPTS are grateful that our Creator, through His word and works, offers much greater things to stir our souls.

Still, as playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder put it, "My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate - that's my philosophy.”

We did enjoy our ice cream.

Thanks to our G5 representative Justin Wagner, member of a local Presbyterian Church, for arranging and hosting this visit. G5 was also among the generous financial supporters of our 25th anniversary dinner earlier this year.