ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell Square Park will once again host the annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’, the signature fundraising event for The Drake House, from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27. This year’s event is presented by BurgerFi who has teamed up with the agency to offer a fundraising match on the day of the event.
The 13th annual Ice Cream Crankin’ brings together local businesses, civic, faith and friend groups for an old fashioned ice cream social, offering over 100 flavors of home-made ice-cream to ticket holders. Groups compete for awards for best vanilla, chocolate, fruit and other flavor categories by local celebrity and sponsor judges.
New this year is the “Best Kids Flavor” category, open to kids under the age of 18. Kids are invited to compete in the ice cream eating and stacking contest. There are many other children’s actives including face painting and a bouncy house.
“Each year we are truly amazed at the out pouring of community support for this event,” said Holly York, director of development for The Drake House. “People look forward to our Ice Cream Crankin’ as the culmination of the summer’s activities.”
This year’s attendance is expected to exceed 3,500.
In addition to the presenting sponsor, the event’s Triple Scoop Sponsors are: Coldwell Banker CARES, Publix, AT&T, WellStar - North Fulton, Philip Hasty & Laura Smith, Roswell UMC, Roswell First Baptist, and DataScan. Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ hopes to raise $50,000 for The Drake House.