Orange County residents stopped at Maple View Farm Ice Cream this weekend to drop off relief items, which were loaded into 26-foot U-Haul trucks and are heading to Florida and Texas next week.
The ice cream shop changed its plans to host the annual family fun day, and instead partnered with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Doug’s 24 Hour Towing & Recovery, to host a two-day relief drive for the communities afflicted by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
“How can we celebrate when there’s so many people who are going to be without food or shelter?” said Allison Nichols-Clapper, store partner and manager.
The original plans for the fun day at the creamery included live music, face-painting and tents with educational activities about farming. The fun day event will be rescheduled, but Maple View has not set an official date yet.
The ice cream remained a constant this year, and donors got a free scoop for their good will.