Bowdoin 'Celebrity Scoopers' Help Gelato Fiasco Fundraiser

Story posted April 08, 2010

Some big names on campus — Tim Foster, dean of student affairs; Allen Springer, government professor; and Randy Nichols, director of security — recently moonlighted behind the counter of downtown Brunswick's The Gelato Fiasco to help raise money for the Brunswick Teen Center.

These "celebrity scoopers," alongside students and members of the women's basketball, soccer, cheering, softball and volleyball teams, helped serve gelato during the store's Fool's Day Fiasco fundraising event, held April 1, 2010.

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A busy night on both sides of the counter at The Gelato Fiasco during its April 1, 2010, fundraiser to benefit the Brunswick Teen Center.

The store says nearly 800 local residents and college students came to support the Brunswick Teen Center, generating a donation of $2,024, easily bypassing last year's donation of $1,875.

A capella groups Miscellania and BellaMafia performed during the evening hours.

Bobby Guerette '07, who worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) in the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good, is now the director of marketing and public affairs for The Gelato Fiasco and helped coordinate the event.

The Brunswick Teen Center provides a safe environment for young people to explore creative outlets and utilize their talents.

The McKeen Center coordinates Teen Center volunteers. For more information, contact Kat Flaherty '11, recipient of a 2010 Maine Campus Compact Pillars award.

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