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Gifford’s Throws 35th Anniversary Party in Farmington

SKOWHEGAN, MAINE — August 11, 2017 — Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream announced today that it is hosting a community celebration in Farmington to commemorate the 35th anniversary of its ice cream stand. The Farmington stand opened in 1982, and was the second ice cream stand the Gifford family opened in Maine. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Friday, August 25 from

5 -7 PM at Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream Stand, located at 293 Main Street in Farmington. The celebration is also a fundraiser for the Travis Mills Foundation, a Maine-based Veterans organization committed to helping combat injured veterans and their families revitalize themselves while connecting with nature.


“The last 35 years have been a thrilling journey for my family, and we look forward to serving ice cream in Farmington for many more years to come,” said Lindsay Skilling, fifth generation ice cream maker and CEO at Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream. “Farmington is a special place for us because it’s truly where Gifford’s got its start when my grandparents purchased a dairy here. Since that time, we’ve continued to put down strong roots in the Farmington community, and it has been wonderful to experience the support of so many people who visit us regularly and share their special family moments with us over ice cream. This event is a fun way to show the Farmington community and our customers how much they mean to us. We invite everyone to come out and celebrate with us.”


Gifford’s plans to serve up delicious ice cream, have Mark Gentle playing live country music and a balloon artist for the kids. Visitors will be able to enjoy 35% off Gifford’s delicious banana splits during the celebration and delight in a Flashback Kid’s treat called ‘The Quilby,’ which features one scoop of chocolate ice cream with a red M&M center, bursting with pretzel sticks, all balanced on a plain cone. There will be three raffles including a $35 gift card to the Gifford’s Farmington stand, a $35 gift card to El Toro, the local Mexican themed food truck, and one adult season pass to Titcomb Mountain for the 2017-2018 ski season.


Ice Cream Stand Facts

Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream has five family-owned ice cream stands located in Auburn, Bangor, Farmington, Skowhegan and Waterville, and each season dishes up more than a million ice cream cones and offers more than 55 unique flavors. This summer marks significant anniversaries at two Gifford’s stands as Farmington celebrates its 35th year and Bangor celebrates its 30th year. These popular stands are part of the fabric of small-town Maine, with families coming year after year to celebrate traditions, such as birthday parties, after-game festivities, and other special occasions. Gifford’s stands are open daily from March to October. Hours of operation and directions for each stand can be found at


About Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream
Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream, world-class ice cream from a small town in Maine, is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that sources its fresh milk and cream exclusively from independent family farms, and uses antique Cherry Burrell freezers to slow churn the most delicious, creamiest ice cream possible. The company has earned numerous international and national “First Place” and “World’s Best” awards for its premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sherbet. Gifford’s sells its ice cream from Maine to North Carolina and in select states as far west as Illinois. In Maine, Gifford’s has five famous ice cream stands. For more information visit Follow Gifford’s Ice Cream on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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