NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – For some, it’s never too early or too cold to eat some ice cream. 22News was during Herrell’s Ice Cream Shop Sunday for a special event.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! It’s a inhabitant holiday on a initial Saturday in February. It’s not only about enjoying some ice cream in a morning, rather it’s to assistance advantage those around us.
Sunday morning, Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton hold their third fundraiser for Whole Children in Hadley. A inhabitant tradition that goes behind roughly 50 years.
Owner of Herrell’s Ice Cream, Judy Herrell, told 22News a behind story, “Back in 1966 a lady named Florence Rappaport had a sleet day with her 6 kids, and she said, ‘okay, to applaud we’re going to have ice cream for breakfast,’ and it held on a subsequent year with her friends, and their kids had it, and a subsequent thing we know it became a day for fundraising.”
Whole Children offers programs and classes for children from toddlers by teenagers with a operation of disabilities.
Brittany Brown is a Development and Communications Coordinator for Whole Children, and she explained how prolonged Herrell’s and Whole Children have been fundraising together, “It was 3 years ago now that they motionless to have their initial one in respect of Whole Children, and now each year in February, this initial weekend they do a advantage for us.”
Many residents went to get a dip of ice cream on Sunday in support of Whole Children.
Eddie Houghen, from Florence, told 22News, “Obviously Herrell’s is a unequivocally renouned place in town, and people adore Herrell’s to start with, so to combine a dual organizations is a unequivocally good idea.”
Letitia Ward, from Florence, also attended a fundraiser Sunday, “I wish to assistance support Whole Children since we have a disability, and we wish to be here to assistance everyone, and a good to accommodate new people.”
And to help, 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Nick Bannin could be found behind a opposite scooping away.
The eventuality lifted over $500 on Sunday.