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103rd Birthday Celebration Planned for Leopold’s Ice Cream

Customers, friends and family celebrate the 100th Birthday of Leopold Ice Cream Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at Leopold Ice Cream store on Broughton Street in Savannah, Ga. (Stephen B. Morton for Leopold Ice Cream)

Leopold’s Ice Cream will celebrate 103 years of tasty memories with its annual Block Party on Aug. 20 from 1-7 pm. The event will take place at the flagship store, located at 212 E. Broughton Street, and is free and open to the public.

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“After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are so excited to be able to celebrate with the community again this year,” said Leopold’s Ice Cream owner Stratton Leopold.  “This is our way of saying thank you to the Savannah community for its support for more than a century.”

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Opie Cooper returns as the master of ceremonies, and will introduce live music from The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, Broughton Street’s largest conga line, local dance troupes and an exposition by former Harlem Globetrotter Gator Rivers.

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Chatham Emergency Services and Savannah Fire Rescue will bring an ambulance and a ladder truck for kids to explore, and will hang an American flag for Leopold’s biggest “I Pledge for Ice Cream” event of the year. All participating children 12 and under will receive a free scoop of ice cream. Following, the community can help blow out 103 candles on Leopold’s two-tier birthday cake. 

Customers, friends and family celebrate the 100th Birthday of Leopold Ice Cream Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at Leopold Ice Cream store on Broughton Street in Savannah, Ga. (Stephen B. Morton for Leopold Ice Cream)

This year’s Kids’ Zone will feature free crafts, games and face painting by Glitterboxx Studios, as well as a photo booth and graffiti wall.  

Furry friends are also welcome, as Oliver Bentleys returns with a Puppy Oasis. There will be free Doggie Sundaes featuring Leopold’s Vegan Vanilla ice cream and Oliver Bentleys’ dog biscuits, puppy pools and toys.

Leopold’s will offer $1 single scoops all day. Hamburgers, hot dogs and BBQ will also be available for purchase. 

The stage schedule is as follows:

1 p.m. — Welcome from Stratton and Mary Leopold 
1:30 p.m. — The Savannah Ballet School 
2:00 p.m. — Marilyn Youmans Dance Group
2:30 p.m. — “I Pledge for Ice Cream” event
3 p.m. — Leopold’s Ice Cream birthday cake-cutting
3:45 p.m. — Gator Rivers basketball clinic
4:15 p.m. — Maxine Patterson School of Dance
5:15 p.m. — Broughton’s longest conga line 
5:30-7:00 p.m. Fabulous Equinox Orchestra 

Customers, friends and family celebrate the 100th Birthday of Leopold Ice Cream Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at Leopold Ice Cream store on Broughton Street in Savannah, Ga. (Stephen B. Morton for Leopold Ice Cream)

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia, in 1919 by three brothers, Peter, George and Basil, from Greece. They passed their tradition of making super premium ice cream, one batch at a time, down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today. Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their commitment to creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment.

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