To kick off this wonderful event we incorporated our Cakes for Kids fundraiser. Click here to learn more about how you can give back to your community. We also hosted our second annual Toy Drive for the Gladstone Fire Department. Our generous community donated a plethora of prizes for a raffle. To enter the raffle, all you had to do was donate a toy! But, going past the incentives, we all came together to help each other throughout the community. That is why we do this event each year: to give help to those who are in need.
To go along with these three wonderful days was a lot of live entertainment! To start it all off we had Mark Meek serenading us all with his wonderful voice. Then Mr. Cash entertained us by playing his saxophone. We had the Papalotl Mexican dancers, Chris Cakes flipping the best pancakes around and the Fire Department! The Police department also graced us with their presence. Both the Fire and Police departments helped scoop ice cream this year also! We also had a wonderful A Capella Quartet, the New History Minstrels, sing to customers. Later that night the Rose City Timberliners appeared, and the entire ensemble filled the store with their booming voices!
Mark and Dave from KPAM radio also came to the store and did a live broadcast in the midst of the ice cream scooping frenzy! Those brave men, we commend you.
Let us look past the super cheap ice cream and crummy weather. Let us look at each other. We all came together, a second year in a row, to help make this wonderful event flourish! Many thanks to all who donated prizes for the raffle, toys and money for the Toy Drive. Many thanks to all who bought cakes in support of children's cancer research, and many thanks to all who gave time out of their day to come perform and entertain the masses. Thanks to those who helped volunteer to scoop ice cream, and to those who bought ice cream! We could not have done it with out you all!
Until next time, take care, we will see you all next year, and stay tuned for more fun events in the coming months!