Park Vista to host Jan. 12 program on ‘Good Humor’ building restoration

The general public is invited to join Park Vista Retirement Community for its monthly Breakfast Club at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 for “The Burt Building: Transforming a Historic Landmark into the Mahoning Valley History Center.”

Bill Lawson, director of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and Paul Ricciuti, FAIA, consultant and former president at Ricciuti, Balog & Partners Architects, will discuss the restoration and adaptive reuse of the historic Harry Burt Building in downtown Youngstown, which is the new home for the society. It was here that Burt’s Ice Cream first mass-produced chocolate-covered ice cream bars using a wooden stick as a handle, known as the Good Humor Bar.

This Breakfast Club event will be held in the Park Vista Retirement Community Gathering Room, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

Registration is required for this event. Call Theresa at 330-746-2944, ext. 1552,for information and reservations.

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