Celebrating at Bedford Farms, a Finalist in the NBC10 Ice Cream Store Challenge

Three generations of the Lang family, including Lt. Col. Jason Lang (3rd from left) and his wife Nicole (4th from left) celebrating with family gathered from around the United States to mark Lang’s retirement from the US Marines – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

By Julie McCay Turner

Visitors from California and New York visited Bedford Farms on Wednesday evening

In a late-morning flurry of votes, Bedford Farms vanquished their semi-final competition and became one of two finalists in the NBC10 Ice Cream Store challenge at noon on Wednesday, July 25.

The competition began anew, with Bedford challenging Peaceful Meadows of Whitman. The finals will end at noon on Monday, July 30 so it’s time to Vote, Vote, Vote again. Click this link to vote online, or download the NBC10 app and vote on your smartphone.

Enjoying an ice cream on a hot summer evening

As the online competition heated up, guests enjoying ice cream on Wednesday evening were unconcerned about the contest.

Several groups from out of town were visiting, some for the first-time — young women who’re playing in a summer ice hockey tournament at The Edge, others making seasonal return visits — a former resident who returns from Los Angeles each year.

And the Lang family had just finished their treats. With a dozen grown-ups and 7 kids, the Lang brothers and their families gathered in Bedford to honor Lt. Col. Jason Lang’s retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps on July 26. As one of the Granddads said, “There are left coast-ers, right-coast-ers, and some from fly-over states!” It had been a long time since everyone had been together.

After a career that included deployment to the American Embassy in Azerbaijan to assignments in Hawaii, Camp Pendleton, and Quantico, Lt. Col. Lang’s final assignment was at Devens and the family has been living on the base at Hanscom.  Fully integrated into the Bedford community through the schools, sports, and the Rotary Club during their tour, Nicole and Jason Lang, along with their daughters, will be missed when they move to Concord, NH in time for school to begin.

About the Finals of the NBC10 Ice Cream Store Challenge

Representing the ‘home team,’ Bedford firefighter Bauman with his daughter

Bedford’s competition in the final round of the NBC10 challenge is Peaceful Meadows’ homemade ice cream from Whitman, MA. Late Thursday, the vote total had tipped to favor Peaceful Meadows. Let’s go, Bedford – it’s time to VOTE again!

Voting in final round ends at noon on Monday, July 30. Click this link to vote online, or download the NBC10 app and vote on your smartphone.

As soon as you vote, a results screen will appear to confirm your selection; when that result screen clears, it appears that another vote can be cast from the same device.

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