110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Jul 3, 2013 - 1:18:46pm
DeLand's first Ice Cream Tasting produced a "fiercely fabulous turnout," selling out only 20 minutes after the event began at 6 p.m. June 28. More than 200 people strolled the sidewalks, stopping at 22 locations to sample DeLand-created flavors of homemade ice cream.
One of the organizers, Kathryn Reigel, owner of Kathryn's Beads & Baubles, said 207 tickets were printed for the event, and when they were gone, it wasn't possible to sell more, for fear there wouldn't be enough ice cream.
Melissa Brissey, owner of Sweet Spot, where all the ice-cream for the event was made, said people came into the store as late as 7:30 p.m., hoping to still buy tickets. She estimated 100 people had to be turned away.
MainStreet DeLand Association Assistant Director Sarahrose Ministeri said since this was the first event of its kind, nobody was sure what to expect. She apologized to those who were not able to get tickets, but pointed out that the tickets had been available for two weeks before the event.
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