SAVANNAH, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- September 10, 2020, marked the kickoff of the United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual fundraising campaign. Each year through this effort, United Way raises millions of dollars to support more than 50 local nonprofit agencies that provide critical health and human services to thousands of people in a four-county region of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty. With a focus on education and youth development, financial stability, and health and wellness, the United Way of the Coastal Empire needs the community's support now more than ever.

As part of this year's United Way campaign, renowned ice cream maker and Hollywood film producer Stratton Leopold has developed a special ice cream flavor that will be offered at Leopold's Ice Cream for a limited time only during the campaign. Proceeds from the sales of the new flavor will benefit United Way of the Coastal Empire's annual campaign.

City of Savannah's Mayor Van Johnson joined Chief Terry Enoch, 2020 Campaign Chair for United Way of the Coastal Empire, and Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold's Ice Cream, for the ceremonial first scoop of the newly created "Georgia Pecan Blues" made with Georgia-grown pecans and blueberries.  The flavor was created with the cooperation of Gary Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to feature Georgia Grown pecans and blueberries.

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Leopold's Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three immigrant brothers from Greece. George, Peter and Basil passed their tradition of making super-premium, handmade ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time, down to Peter's youngest son, Stratton. His commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to his dedication to unparalleled customer service and creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment. Some of Leopold's signature, original flavors include Tutti Frutti, Rum Bisque and Savannah Socialite, and they have since expanded their staple and seasonal offerings to include several vegan ice cream flavors and the pet-friendly Doggie Sundae. In addition to its Creamery location and stores located in the heart of downtown Savannah and in the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Leopold's Ice Cream offers catering and nationwide shipping. For more information, visit call 912-777-5340.

Source: Cecilia Russo Marketing
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