Published on April 3, 2009

Results of the Fool's Day Fiasco. Thanks So Much.

Josh and Bruno sent this email out on Friday morning thanking the community for buying enough gelato and espresso during the Fool’s Day Fiasco to create a $1,875 donation for the Brunswick Teen Center. Please read the letter.

Dear Friend,

Wow. We were overwhelmed by the support that the community showed on Wednesday at our Fool’s Day Fiasco to support the Brunswick Teen Center. We are thrilled to announce that we are donating $1,875 in sales from April 1 to the Teen Center. We’re told that with this donation and additional donations made at the event, the Teen Center will be able to fill the end-of-fiscal-year budgetary gap and pay for June operating costs as described in the Times Record earlier this week.

Our thanks go out to:

CELEBRITY SCOOPERS: The team of celebrity volunteer scoopers from the Town of Brunswick, Brunswick elementary schools, Brunswick High School, and Bowdoin College provided top-notch customer service and helped bring in big crowds. We hope you enjoyed your time volunteering as much as we enjoyed working with you.

OUR STAFF: Our staff at The Gelato Fiasco wanted to show their total support for this event. Working extra hours alongside our celebrity scoopers, on average they served about one dish of gelato or cup of espresso per minute, every minute, for 10 hours of the day. And since each ounce of gelato is made in-house, they worked through the evening to keep creating more gelato to refill our rapidly emptying case. They even donated their tips for the day to the Teen Center.

URSUS VERSES: In addition to a great performance, this a capella group gave the Teen Center a stack of CDs to offer in exchange for donations.

THE TEEN CENTER BOARD: The Teen Center Board of Directors organized the celebrity scoopers and kept a presence at the store all day. We’re glad we could spend one day supporting the work they do for Brunswick’s teens every day year-round.

YOU: This event couldn’t have been a success without customers coming out to support it — and, during some parts of the evening, braving lines out the door. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

This team effort is just one more example of the strength of our greater Brunswick community. Our sincere thanks to the hundreds of people who helped make this event a success.

-Josh and Bruno