Many Mainers love their Gifford’s ice cream — in fact, in towns that are lucky enough to have one of the five family-owned ice cream stands, ice cream lovers eagerly await their season opening, and often stand in line despite the fact that the weather sometimes doesn’t scream “ice cream.”
And over the past few years, many Mainers have become fans of “North Woods Law,’ the Animal Planet TV show that documents the lives of our state’s game wardens.
So what could be better than a teaming up of the two?
That’s exactly what will happen on Wednesday, July 29, as Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its first ice cream stand … with help from “North Woods Law.”
According to a Gifford’s press release, wardens Kris MacCabe and Chad Robertson, each of whom appears on the TV show, will join the celebration as honored guests from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The event will take place at the Gifford’s stand at 307 Madison Avenue in Skowhegan. Gifford’s will donate a portion of its proceeds — up to $500 — to the Somerset Humane Society.
“We’ve been making our ice cream right here in Skowhegan for almost 50 years,” Gifford’s general manager Lindsay Gifford-Skilling said in the release. “When it came time to celebrate our anniversary, we wanted to make it fun and something memorable.”