I grew up in Goshen and now I go to Goshen College. This will be my third year at The Chief Ice Cream. The last two years I worked as an ice cream scooper, and this year I am one of the managers.
Well upwards of 4,000-5,000 masks, maybe more, were donated to Goshen hospital.
We felt that our first ice cream of the season should go to our health care workers. We donated individual cups specifically to the COVID health workers. Then we did another delivery to the hospital and said, ‘Give them out wherever you see fit.’ Then we dropped some off to the Goshen police station and to two fire stations. Just to show them we appreciate their extra efforts during this chaotic time.
Our pint sale was an example of how the community rallies behind and helps out its own. That inspires us to want to help out the community. Our pint sale was the first time ever doing a drive-up option. We were nervous about it but it went beautifully, and people were just so kind to our student workers. A lot of them were waiting in line in their cars for 45 minutes. There’s just such a sense of community. There’s definitely a sense of wanting to help out when you can.
We were planning to open April 7. Then we delayed that. We are opening this Tuesday.
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