The children at the Bhawani orphanage want to thank Amy Hart-Jones and Bill and Linda Carson for donating an ice cream party! We just had the ice cream party yesterday and the children loved it. The party was in honor of Andy Jones and Bill and Linda’s nephew. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

A couple of the older boys brought over two tables to set up for the party.

Nichole (right) and the staff begin unpacking the ice cream and ready the plates for the children.

We had two flavors on the menu – strawberry and vanilla. Each child got a slice of both kinds. From what I’ve seen in India, ice cream comes in brick form instead of the tubs you find in America.

The children line up, youngest and shortest at the front and the older kids to the back. They’re watching Susan, the director of the Bhawani orphanage, cut the ice cream.

And we have our first customer!

Just some friends hanging out, having ice cream on a hot afternoon in Jharsuguda, Orissa.

Did I mention that the children love, absolutely love ice cream?

Even in India, the older boys play it cool.

There’s no conversation. The food must be good!

Of course, there was enough left for the staff to have some too. I think they enjoyed it just as much as the children.

Even the local villagers that were working on the new office rooms at Bhawani (you can sort of see them in the back there)were able to join in. They grabbed their ice cream and quickly ran back to work.

And that’s a wrap! The staff served approximately 200 children in about 15 minutes. Not too shabby.

A big thank you again to Amy Hart-Jones and Linda Carson for their generous contribution! If you’d like to donate an ice cream/birthday party for the children, please visit