LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM TO HOST
ODE TO SUMMER, REMEMBERING SHELLEY MERRICK
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 12-7PM
SAVANNAH, GA, June 22, 2015 – Leopold’s Ice Cream, in partnership with Armstrong State University and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, will celebrate the life and legacy of longtime friend of Leopold’s and consummate Water Woman, Shelley Merrick, at a fundraising event on Sunday, June 28th from noon until 7pm. The event will take place at Leopold’s Ice Cream at 212 E. Broughton Street and aims to raise awareness and funds for preservation and conservation of our oceans. “Shelley was an extraordinary athlete and a pioneer in the world of women’s competitive surfing. Her respect for the ocean was second only to her love of teaching others about it. It only seemed right to honor her by having fun and raising money for those marine organizations that she supported.” said Mary Leopold on why Leopold’s Ice Cream is hosting the upcoming event.
Shelley Merrick was born in Malibu, California, where she found her love of the water, but had lived in Savannah for the past 13 years. She was an accomplished surfer, often called a pioneer and legend in women’s surfing. She took her first ride on a big redwood board when she was only 10 years old and never looked back. Still surfing until her passing in January of 2015, she was a longtime Surfrider Foundation activist and took great pride in teaching kids about the ocean and all that it had to offer. Shelley spent her 13 years in Savannah as the Coordinator of Special Events at Armstrong State University.
All partnering organizations will be on-site with information on how you can get involved with education and ocean conservation. Leopold’s Ice Cream will be serving two special ice cream creations during the event, an Ocean Fizz and a Blue Dolphin Sundae. All proceeds from the sale of these items as well as a percentage of t-shirts sales by all participating organizations will go to support the Georgia Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
BE A JERK…A SODA JERK THAT IS!
LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM TO HOST JOB FAIR SATURDAY, May 2nd, 8-10am
Leopold’s Ice Cream will host a job fair at their 212 E. Broughton Street location on Saturday, May 2nd from 8-10am. All positions are being sought including Soda Jerks, Assistant Managers and Catering Crew. Applicants should bring a pen, come dressed for success and be ready to eat some ice cream!
Leopold’s is looking for prospective employees who are…happy, committed to hard work and excellence, detail oriented, good with people, high-energy and friendly with a positive attitude. If you have a desire to be promoted, natural and exceptional customer service skills and a strong work ethic, Leopold’s Ice Cream wants to meet you on Saturday, May 2nd from 8-10am. Part-time, full-time and “as-needed” positions are available.
Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three brothers from Greece. Peter, Basil and George passed their tradition of making super-premium ice cream in-house, one batch at a time down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today. Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their commitment to creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE FIFTH ANNUAL LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM CREATIVE WRITING CHALLENGE!
SAVANNAH, GA, April 20, 2015 – The results are in! Leopold’s Ice Cream and the Live Oak Public Libraries recently asked Savannah Chatham County students to submit poems celebrating the rivers of Savannah and the results were amazing. One hundred ninety poems, 12 winners and a lot of Savannah Pride! Stratton Leopold of Leopold’s Ice Cream said of the challenge, “I’m always impressed with the high level of creativity that our Savannah students exhibit in their poetry. Choosing a winner wasn’t easy!There were so many wonderful poems!”
And the winners are:
K – 2
Winner: “I Love the River” by Carson Mosley, 8, Marshpoint Elementary
“Untitled” by Caroline Russell, 5, Homeschool
“Untitled” by Josephine Clark, 8, Marshpoint Elementary
Winner: “Moonlight Journey” by Reese Whelen, 11, St. Peter the Apostle School
“The Flow of Water” by Deseray Kinslow, 10, Gould Elementary School
“The Life I Live” by Keyanna Crosby, 11, Thunderbolt Elementary School
Winner: “The Blue Crystal” by Tino Pirro, 11, Charles Ellis Montessori School
“Memories Washed Away” by Adam Davis, 13, Ester F. Garrison
“The Glowing River” by Benny Kenney, 12, Ester F. Garrison
Winner: “Maiden of the Sea” by Sarah Gonzalez, 17, First Presbyterian Christian Academy
“Dock” by Andrew Berg, 15, Homeschool
“Home” by Mary Aupperle, 15, Savannah Arts Academy
All winners and finalists have been invited to read their poems at the Savannah City Council Meeting on Thursday, April 30th at 2pm in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Savannah Government Television Channel 8 broadcasts Council Meetings live at 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Same-day replay of the meeting is at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Each of the first place winners will receive an ice cream party for their class, finalists will each receive a special gift certificate for Leopold’s Ice Cream.
Stratton & Mary Leopold, longtime advocates of literacy and fostering creative energy in our youth, have hosted the annual competition, in conjunction with the Live Oak Public Libraries, since 2011. Future plans include the creation of similar challenges focused on other academic studies, such as mathematics.
Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three brothers from Greece. Peter, Basil and George passed their tradition of making super premium ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today. Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their commitment to creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment.
Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries have partnered once again to host the 5th Annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Creative Writing Challenge. This year’s theme, “Rivers”, challenges children to create a poem inspired by the rivers that surround Savannah.
We will be closing at 8pm on Sunday, December 7th so that we can treat all of our Leopold’s Elves to a holiday party!
We will re-open on the 8th at 11am.
The dancers are ready, the band is in tune and the Birthday Cake Ice Cream has been lovingly made. It’s Birthday Block Party time at Leopold’s Ice Cream! Come help us celebrate 95 years of Tasty Memories at our annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Birthday Block Party! Join us for live music, games, kid’s activities, contests and dancing in the street. In recognition of our 95 years in Savannah, and as a way to thank the community for your long and loyal support, Leopold’s will offer ninety-five cent single scoops all day. The shop opens at 11 a.m. and the block party starts at noon. We’ll need kids (young and young at heart) to help us blow out the candles and cut the birthday cake at 3 p.m. Free and fun for the entire family! We’ll see you there!
Noon – Storyteller J’Miah Nabawi
1pm – Coastal Starz representing Coastal Performing Arts Academy
2:30pm – The Ballet School with artistic director Heidi M. Carter
3pm – Join us as we cut our 95th birthday cake!
3:30pm – Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio
4:30 - 8:30pm – The Twinz