The Stephenville Downtown Merchants Association is continuing to create buzz with its latest event happening from 6-8 p.m.Thursday.

“We are hosting an event on the third Thursday of every month and this Thursday we are having an ice cream social,” said Kaylee Pemberton, president of the organization. 

Several businesses located on the courthouse square will offer free ice cream samples to shoppers along with a chance to enter a drawing for an ice cream maker and basket full of ice cream fixings.

“So the more stores you visit, the more chances you have to win the grand prize,” Pemberton said. “The drawing will take place at the end of the evening.” 

Pemberton said the family-friendly event will also feature music and an upbeat atmosphere that is perfect for a warm summer night.

“This is all part of our ‘discover downtown’ initiative,” Pemberton said. “We hope residents will come to the downtown area and enjoy an old fashion ice cream social. It’s going to be fun.”