“We didn’t take any money for the cones; it was all donations.”
City Times Staff
Carl Debolt, owner of Carl D’s Soft Serve on Park St., was one of the few local businessmen working on Christmas.
The ice cream stand, which also serves popcorn and chili, opened this year. With a series of other firsts, Debolt said he opened the stand on Christmas Day, from 2 PM to 7 PM in an effort to help raise money for the Salvation Army.
“We raised $1,200 for the Salvation Army,” Debolt said. “And that was all donations. We didn’t sell any cones.”
Debolt created a special, red and white peppermint swirl ice cream cone just for the occasion.
“That’s a cone we made just for the Salvation Army, and it’s only available for five hours out of the year.”
Debolt said he plans to conduct the fundraiser every year.