All in Flavor of FUN?

Oreo custard by Georgie Porgie's being scooped SCAN's Cones for Kids 2015

         Photo courtesy of PJM Photos

They Said “I” (for Ice Cream!)
by Karen Fetherston, Program Coordinator
Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN),
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.

Well, SCAN’s 5th annual Cones for Kids fundraiser is a wrap.  The ice cream is eaten, the crafts put away, the auction prizes delivered to winners, and the results are tallied. As always, we waited with great anticipation to see which yummy flavor would win the vote and the coveted title of crowd favorite. Would it be Caesar’s Root Beer Float Custard?  Culver’s Turtle Custard?  Divino’s Chocolate Gelato?  Georgie Porgie’s Oreo Dream Custard?  Sugar Shack’s Superman Ice Cream?  The winner of the 2015 SCAN’s Cones For Kid Golden Scoop Award is….Read more…

Photo courtesy of PJM Photos

Photo courtesy of PJM Photos

GEORGIE PORGIE’s Oreo Dream Custard!!!!
  This is especially good news for Josh Begin, manager at Georgie Porgie’s.  He and his staff work hard every year to develop just the right flavor to donate and usually end up coming just short of the big prize.  It was nearly that way this year, too.  Out of hundreds of voters, they won BY ONE VOTE! That just goes to show, every vote counts. When he found out Georgie Porgie’s won, Josh joked, “Finally!  We’re no longer the bridesmaid at the party.”  Georgie Porgie’s joins past winners Caesars (2011, 2012, 2013) and Divino Gelato (2014).

For those who might not know what we do or where funds will be used, the Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, or SCAN, program of Lutheran Social Services provides child abuse prevention lessons to students in southeastern Wisconsin.  We teach what abuse is, what to do if it should happen, and the best ways to get help.  Above all, we want kids to know that abuse is never the fault of the child.  During the last school year, SCAN taught lessons to almost 11,000 kids in Racine and Kenosha counties.  Funds raised at Cones For Kids supports SCAN’s mission to provide this important personal safety information to our youth.

A big THANKS to all of our wonderful vendors: Caesar’s, Culver’s, Georgie Porgie’s, Divino Gelato, and Sugar Shack. Also, we can’t forget all of the businesses and organizations donating to our cause: Just Add Kids, Racine Masonic Center, Racine Art Museum, Little Pickle Press, Piggly Wiggly on Erie, PJM Photos, Woodman’s, Kwik Trip, The Helping Hands Sewing Program, and all of the generous donors listed on conesforkids.blogspot.com. They prove that community giving and support are alive and well! Please patronize them often to show your appreciation.Max and Christi Big Balloon Tycoon SCAN's Cones for Kids 2015SCAN's Cones for Kids 4th of July parade 2015 full float

Photo courtesy of PJM Photos

Photo courtesy of PJM Photos

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