Vicki Caldwell loved living on Chetwood Drive in Briargate. Here is a map of the neighborhood and a view of it from www.FlashEarth.com.
Caldwell loved Chetwood Drive so much she bragged in an essay she wrote for a national contest sponsored by Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream. To her surprise, she won an ice cream party. They sent everything, including 15 cartons of ice cream.
Here are photos from the party, held last Sept. 15.
Everyone had a great time, except for Caldwell. For her, the ice cream party was bittersweet because her beloved house was for sale. Her family was forced to move from the neighborhood she loved because her 7-year-old daughter, Kennedy, suffers a spinal disorder that makes stairs difficult. Here is Kennedy at the party.
The family needed a ranch home and there are none on Chetwood. So they moved a mile away to Pine Creek.
But Caldwell still visits her friends on Chetwood regularly. And she hopes to organize a block party in Pine Creek neighborhood this summer.
Anyone interested in nominating their own neighborhood for an ice cream party can follow this link to Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Web site where it promotes its “Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute” contest. The address is www.SlowChurned.com