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2018 Season Recap and Thank Yous!

Posted November 16, 2018

As we tuck the Darling’s Ice Cream Truck away for its winter slumber, we are reflecting back on another record-breaking season. This year, we have attended more events, handed out more ice cream, collected more donations, provided more smiles, and most importantly, helped more people than ever before!

The numbers are in and 2018 has been the busiest season ever for the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause Truck – we have broken almost all of the previous records this year! In total, we attended 324 events this season and raised over $61,000 with the Ice Cream Truck. Adding in the donations from the ice cream freezers at each of our dealerships, we have raised over $66,500 for charities and causes in Maine this year! That means since we started the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause in 2012, we have now raised more than $353,000 to help our friends, neighbors, and communities.

I would like to send out a sincere THANK YOU to the patrons, events, schools, businesses, and event coordinators that helped make this season so amazing! It is very rewarding to see so many wonderful people and organizations offering someone in need a hand or helping to make everyone’s life a little bit better.

A big thank you is also in order to my fellow ambassadors. To my newest ambassadors, Jenna Bishop and Dana Mosher: you both did such a fantastic job this summer. Each of you had an abundance of excitement for the job when we hired you on, and you both blew away my expectations over the summer. Alekzander Sayers and Melanie Bronson Kollman, your stints on the truck this year may have been short or just to help cover in a pinch, but your many wonderful years of service as ambassadors has left me with many great memories and you left big shoes to fill. I wish you both the best in your endeavors, I know you both will do great. Finally, to Heather Van Dyne, I don’t think either of us had any idea what the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause Truck would become when we started this together six seasons ago. We have gone from 40 events to over 300 each year and helped so many people along the way. Since most of your work is behind-the-scenes, it may not get acknowledged as much, but the truck wouldn’t be what it is without you. I always feel so privileged to have such a great team of ambassadors.

Even though we just finished the 2018 season, and we’re looking at the snow flying outside the window, we’re already looking forward to ice cream weather. You can now submit your requests for the 2019 Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause Season. Your request will be kept on file and we will email you approximately 6 weeks prior to your event, confirming whether or not we can accommodate your request. You can make a request at www.icecreamforacause.com.

Have a safe and happy winter – we’ll see you on the road next spring!