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2017 Gelato Fiasco Brunswick Area Teen Center Scoop-a-thon Another Success!

Gelato Fiasco and the Brunswick Area Teen Center held their 9th annual scooping event to support Brunswick-area youth this year on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The Gelato Fiasco Flagship Store donated 100 percent of sales on that day beyond the seasonal daily average to the Teen Center and when those funds were combined with donations from sponsors and individuals, the event raised over $7700 for the Teen Center, a record breaking amount! Over 1000 people participated this year with the busiest hours in mid-afternoon and the 9pm Bowdoin College hour. Over 50 volunteers from across the community, including principals, teachers, community leaders, town officials and Bowdoin College students served as celebrity scoopers throughout the event. Several entertainers also performed throughout the day.

The success of the annual Teen Center fundraiser inspired Gelato Fiasco to create its Scooping for Community Program, which provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations to mobilize supporters and raise funds for their organizations in the greater Brunswick and Portland areas. The program provides support to more than two dozen school and community organizations each year.

A huge thank you to 2017 lead sponsor Mid Coast-Parkview Health. Also thank you to sponsors Edward Jones (Topsham); Bath Savings Institution; Big Top Deli; Benchwarmers; Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars; Fraser Ruwet Contracting; Hammond Lumber Co.; Highland Green; Jane Millett Realtor, Inc; JHR Development, LLC; Maine Pines Racquet and Fitness; Mossy Rock Landscaping; Mark Turcott Plumbing; Norway Savings Bank; Peter J. Flannery Painting; Priority Real Estate Group; Rusty Lantern Markets, LLC; Nest; Timeless Cottage

“Their on-going support is greatly appreciated by both the organization and by the area youth who we serve. We thank them for all the extra work and effort they put forth for and during this day to help make it the success it has continued to be over the years,” said Jordan Cardone, Brunswick Teen Center coordinator.