A spectacular view, neighbors and ice cream made for a perfect way to celebrate community and the return of a long-standing tradition, the “Scoop on the Loop” ice cream social.
South of Sunset Boulevard, Las Casas loops around, with no other access in or out—which means neighbors know each other, children on the block grow up together and families look out for each other.
There is also a commanding view of the ocean from a vista point on the loop, which serves as a mini-park.
After a year’s absence, because of Covid, neighbors reconnected on October 24. Weeks earlier, loop residents Susan Corwin and Michelle Headrick agreed they wanted to do something to bring the neighborhood together.
The two estimated that the resulting sundae party was one of the largest events ever held on the loop.
Corwin and Headrick said that more than 120 people gathered for ice cream and are sure about that number because “We used all the bowls we had and had to get more.” And, the two scooped the ice cream and added the whipped cream.
They worked it so that people could make their own sundaes. “We made it very Covid safe this year with treat bags that everyone could take themselves, filled with M&M’s, graham crackers, frosted animal cookies and rainbow sprinkles,” Corwin said.
“We’re grateful to be living here, and we missed seeing each other in the neighborhood,” said Corwin, who has lived on the loop for 26 years. Headrick has lived there for 30 years.
“‘Scoop on the Loop’ gave us a reason to come together,” said Corwin, who moved to the loop when her son was two years old. He’s 28 now. Headrick has three adult children, ages 28, 26 and 23.