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Ice Cream Truck Fundraiser

Posted on June 20, 2019 | Event

Downeast Credit Union is pleased to announce that they have raised nearly $1,000 for the Woodland Elementary School (WES) playground fund. The fundraising event was held Friday, July 12th in the parking lot of the Baileyville DECU featuring the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck.

“We were thrilled with the turnout from our own membership, mill employees, students and parents from the Rec Department,” stated DECU regional branch manager, Joanne Cushing. “It was a true community effort as our team members, membership and a school board member even helped us spread the word about our fundraising event.”

Even with dreary weather, Darling’s was extremely pleased with how busy the ice cream truck was. “It is nice to see when businesses put so much thought and effort into their fundraising event,” stated Darling’s Ice Cream Ambassador, Gary Bellefleur III. “Downeast Credit Union did a great job not only helping the school but also strengthening a sense of community in the town. It says a lot about their team and the entire company.”

The Ice Cream truck event brought in $766, and members have donated an additional $155 with more donations still coming in for the playground fund. If you would like to contribute to the playground fund, you may contribute by check to the Town of Baileyville School Department, c/o Downeast Credit Union at 23 Third Ave, Baileyville, ME 04694 or stop by to donate.

Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause was designed as a fun way to give back to local communities and causes.  The truck attends local events to give out ice cream for free, in exchange for voluntary donations to benefit the cause or charity. Since 2012, the truck has raised over $353,000 for over 1,300 local causes.

For more information on the fundraising efforts, call Downeast Credit Union at 800-427-1223. For more information on the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause program, visit www.icecreamforacause.com or email icecream@darlings.com.

For more information on the fundraising event, call Downeast Credit Union at 800-427-1223. For more information on the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause program, visit www.icecreamforacause.com or email icecream@darlings.com.