A generous spirit

Ice cream stand supports TBBCF despite pandemic
Buttonwood Farm is a popular destination in Griswold, Connecticut
Buttonwood Farm is a popular destination in Griswold, Connecticut

By KATHLEEN EDGECOMB

Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream didn’t let something like a coronavirus epidemic put a damper on its dedication to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.

In May, the Griswold ice cream stand sent the foundation a $1,000 check in honor of mothers everywhere and to support TBBCF’s mission of funding research grants to find a cure for breast cancer.

Last year, Buttonwood Farm held a Sundaes for Mother’s Day event and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Brodeur Foundation. On that particularly stormy Mother’s Day, the Buttons raised nearly $900 selling sundaes and matched that amount, forwarding $1,780 to the foundation. The Buttons said they hoped 2020 would bring better weather so they could increase their donation.

Then Covid-19 appeared. Because of worries about crowds and safe social distancing requirements, Buttonwood Farm did not advertise the annual event but sent along a donation anyway.

“We hope to be past this at this time next year and be able to draw a larger number of people and raise more.” Kim Button said in a letter to the foundation.

To Kim Button and her crew at Buttonwood Farms, a hearty thank you. We hope to be enjoying a sundae with you next Mother’s Day.

Learn more about Buttonwood Farm at buttonwoodfarmicecream.com

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