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
SAVANNAH, GA, April 14, 2014 – The results are in! Leopold’s Ice Cream and the Live Oak Public Libraries recently asked Savannah Chatham County students to submit poems celebrating Savannah’s beautiful squares and the results were amazing. Two hundred and fifty poems, 13 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. I am honored to have been able to perform the difficult task of choosing the winners of this year’s challenge.”
And the winners are:
K – 2
Winner: “Springtime in the Square” by Maia Kuehne-Seeber, 8, Savannah Classical Academy
“Savannah Squares” by Madilyn Saxton, 7, Homeschool
“Savannah’s Spectacular Squares” by Corbin Greene, 8, Heard Elementary Academy
Winner: “It’s Good in Downtown Savannah” by John Smith, 8, Liberty Christian School
“Savannah’s Parks” by Lydia L. Bradway, 8, Gould Elementary School
“Ordinary Square” by Jacob Andrew Woodcock, 11, Gould Elementary School
Winner: “Savannah’s Beautiful Squares” by Chloe Mabry, 14, Ester F. Garrison
“Square” by Sierra Jane McGrath, 12, Ester F. Garrison
“Savannah’s Bright and Beautiful Squares” by Noel Smith, 12, Liberty Christian School
“Stories of Savannah” by Destinee Mason, 13, Ester F. Garrison
Winner: “Savannah Squares” by Amari McDonald, 14, Woodville Thompkins
“My Parents Were Married There” by Julie Hamilton, 14, Savannah Arts Academy
“Savannah Squares” by Allison Rogers, 15, Savannah Arts Academy
All winners and finalists have been invited to read their poems at the Savannah City Council Meeting on Thursday, April 17th 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 and all participating students will receive a coupon entitling them to a “Buy One Get One Free” scoop.
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.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Now through Thursday, April 3, Savannah will compete against Franklin, Tenn., for the title of “Greatest Southern Town” in Garden & Gun Magazine’s bracket competition. If Savannah wins the competition, the city will be able to celebrate with a scoop of world-famous Leopold’s ice cream for $1 on Monday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. at its location on Broughton Street.
Garden & Gun Magazine announced today that results will now be hidden until the winner is announced on Friday. Visit Savannah is encouraging all Savannah residents and fans of the destination to vote hourly on Garden & Gun’s website at www.gardenandgun.com/article/southern-towns-bracket.
“Like any Final Four championship team, Savannah has brought its A-game to this competition,” said Joseph Marinelli, Visit Savannah president. “Our weather right now is sunny and warm, the city is awash with the vibrant colors of blooming azaleas and people from all over the world are filling our streets for events like the Savannah Music Festival and the Annual Tour of Homes. Thanks to our many fans for their support and for voting us into the championship round!”
Social media has been a large component of the competition with supporters of both cities tweeting and posting using the #SouthernTowns hashtag.
“Our fans and followers have been so enthusiastic across our social media channels,” said Amy Brock, Visit Savannah social media manager. “As soon as we began sharing about the contest, the ‘Savannah machine’ started moving and our loyal network delivered. I hope the momentum continues through this championship round and we can have some fun with it on Twitter and Facebook.”
Help us on Twitter with these sample tweets!
• Vote for #Savannah in @GardenandGunMag’s #SouthernTowns finals! http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd
• You can vote hourly for #Savannah in @GardenandGunMag’s championship match against Franklin, TN >> http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd
• Tell your mama and them to vote for #Savannah in GardenandGunMag’s finals! Just a click! >> http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd
• Just an old sweet song…keeps #Georgia on my mind! Vote #Savannah, best #SouthernTown >> http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd
• Vote for the land of the “to go cup” and @TheLadyChablis >> http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd #SouthernTowns
• Busy as a cat on a hot tin roof — Voting for #Savannah! Vote here >> http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd
• Hurray! @Leopolds_IC is offering $1 sccops of ice cream on Monday if we win! Vote >> http://bit.ly/1iWVrmd
For more information, contact Erica Backus at EBackus@VisitSavannah.com or 912.644.6405
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Leopold’s Ice Cream and Live Oak Public Libraries have partnered once again to host the 4th Annual Leopold’s Ice Cream Creative Writing Challenge. This year’s theme is “Savannah’s Beautiful Squares”, which challenges children to create a poem inspired by Savannah’s signature showpieces, her squares.