UPDATED, June 23: After a one-year hiatus because of Covid-19, the Arlington High School’s Scoops club received approval from the town Board of Health and ran its annual Scoopermania fund-raiser. Inspired by Boston’s Scooper Bowl, the event helps raise money for the Jimmy Fund and benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer institute in Boston. This year, the amount was a little over $6,250.
For the past six years, Scoopermania has marked the beginning of summer in Arlington with its unlimited ice cream buffet. This year's event was to be hosted on the lawn of the Cyrus Dallin Museum in Arlington Center on Saturday, June 19, from noon to 4 p.m. But that location is undergoing renovation, so the eventt was held across the street, at Uncle Sam Park.
For $5 and $7, respectively, children and adults were able to enjoy ice cream and toppings from several local vendors, such as Abbott's Frozen Custard and Rancatore’s.
The event is run entirely by high school volunteers and Scoops club members who spend the day scooping ice cream and making sure the event runs smoothly. Donations such as equipment and monetary support are also given from local businesses to help facilitate the event.
Got Talent June 11
In addition to Scoopermania, the club is again hosting Arlington’s Got Talent, a virtual talent show showcasing the diverse skills of the Arlington community. Arlington’s Got Talent debuted last year as a way for the club to replace the canceled Scoopermania event. The show was such a success that club leaders decided to make it an annual tradition. This year’s event will be live-streamed on the ACMi Youtube channel on June 11. A promo video for the event can be found here >>
Viewers will have the opportunity to donate to the Jimmy Fund through a donation website throughout the night.
Since their inception in 2015, the Scoops club has raised more than $19,000 for the Jimmy Fund. This money goes directly towards potentially life-saving research and cancer treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer institute. This year, the club hopes to have its best fundraising year yet after they were unable to run a Scoopermania event last year. Club members are confident that the community will be eager to attend the event this year in order to regain the sense of a normal summer as the pandemic comes to a close.
Scoopermania is a well-run event each year, and this year promises to be no different. Those looking to relax, help themselves to a few scoops of ice cream, and join in the fight against cancer should be sure to stop by Saturday, June 19. To stay updated about the fund-raiser or to donate to the cause, you can visit the event website and follow the club on Instagram @ahs_scoops.
See promotional video (for June 11, 12):
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This news announcement was published Monday, May 17, 2021. It as updated June 9, to add new copy and date, and June 23, to note amount raised.
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