KINGSTON, New York (May 23, 2014) – Boice Bros Dairy, New York State’s oldest family-owned and operated dairy, celebrates 100 years on July 20th with a free-to-the-public birthday and benefit bash along Kingston’s waterfront. From 12 noon to 4pm the event, titled “Across the Generations”, will feature live music and entertainment, prizes, icecream and food, and much more. The main stage will be in TR Gallo Park and the assembly of the longest ice cream sundae in the world will take place along the entire Rondout Promenade.
Boice Bros. Dairy, founded in 1914 by Pratt and Harriett Boice, provides Hudson Valley retailers with fresh, hormone and antibiotic-free dairy products, and sells ice cream and ice cream cakes at their Kingston store The Milk House. The company today is managed by the third and fourth generation of Boices.
“We’re looking forward to this special event in our company and family’s history, and invite everyone to come and enjoy the bash – we ask everyone from the community to help make and eat the longest ice cream sundae in the world!” says Rich Boice, general manager and president of Boice Bros. Dairy. The current world record for the longest ice cream sundae is 1,250 feet.
The event will also be a charity fundraiser for a new program – the Hudson River Stewards Program to be managed by both the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater. The program will be focused on creating an interactive learning experience for elementary school children in the Hudson Valley with a focus on educating and inspiring the next generation about the importance of the Hudson River in our every day lives. Tours and activities at the museum and Clearwater Sloop and more will be provided as part of the program.
Raleigh Green, Event Coordinator