Gifford’s Ice Cream Thanks Customers For Supporting Them After Fire
It's been about 2 weeks since a fire broke out and damaged parts of the Gifford's Ice Cream processing plant in Skowhegan.
According to the Gifford's Ice Cream Facebook page, thankfully no one was hurt in the blaze.
"It started around 9:30 AM in the processing room but the fire department was able to contain and extinguish the fire within the hour. Everyone was able to get out safely and without injury."
The Bangor Daily News says the fire was ruled accidental.
And while the company is still trying to figure out what, if any, impact the damage from the fire will have on the production or distribution of ice cream to stands and stores in the coming months, Lauren Healy, PR & Influencer Marketing Manager with Gifford's, says the Maine based company is grateful to all Gifford's fans out there who have offered their support and love
"The family and all its employees truly appreciate all the kind words and offers of assistance. That said, they’re focused on the days when they get to return the favor and can thank all those who have supported them. At this time, they are focused on assessing the damage and setting in motion a plan so that they can come back stronger than ever and get back to bringing joy to their loyal fans."
Traditionally, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream stands tend to open at the beginning of March.
At some point, the Bangor stand could see a drive-thru window added to its structure, based on building permits filed with the city.