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Wilcox High School Graphics Fundraiser May 14th & 15th, 2024

On May 14th and 15th, 2024, Banana's Ice Cream hosted Wilcox Graphics Department for a FUNdraising event.  10% of the proceeds of the sales from 5 pm - 9 pm for both days were donated to the graphics department.

For more information about the Wilcox Graphics Department click here

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Enjoy your favorite creamy locally made ice cream!

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Fundraiser event

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Now that's a big ice cream!

Boys & Girls Club of Meriden: Spring Fest - May 18th 

Join us for a FREE family-friendly event that’ll include activities for all at Cuno Camp, a beautiful and unique nature preserve right here in Meriden.

There will be activities and fun for everyone, including:
-Activities: kickball, basketball, volleyball, open swim (weather permitting), arts & crafts, bounce house, field games, and more!
-Food & Drink: Lost Tourist Brewing, Bananas Ice Cream, more to be announced!
-Touch-a-Truck: featuring Meriden's first responders (PD Cruiser, Fire Truck, and Ambulance), AJ Waste garbage truck, cement truck, and our very own Meriden Public Library Bookmobile!
-Guest appearances: DJ Derek Stefano on the pool deck, Empress Carrero Face Painter, and more to be announced!


All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket upon entry. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased on site for $5 each. Enter to win exciting prizes such as 2 weeks of Cuno Camp, a Family Art Night, and more!
Funds raised through Spring Fest are allocated towards subsidizing the cost of summer camp for local families in need.

Please contact Jaime Gianini at jgianini@bgcmeriden.org for more information.

Happy Kids Huddle

Lots of fun activities are planned

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FREE family fun event at Camp Cuno

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Bring the whole family!

 Moran Middle School Color Fun Run June 2nd

This is event is open to all that would like to participate.

This run/walk features a 1 mile course around James H, Moran Middle School in Wallingford.  

As the participants walk or run they are doused with color at various color stations during the way.

Check in is at 8 am and the run/walk start time starts at 9 am

Banana's Happiness on Wheels dessert trailer will be there with your favorite creamy flavors! 

Registration is required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

 

Please contact Tanya White at jhmoranpto@gmail.com for more information.

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Be sure to wear a White t-shirt to create a unique souvenir

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Moran Color Fun Run!

A Cloud of Color

Open to everyone

Moses Y. Beach School End of the Year Event June 14th

This event is only open to the Moses Y Beach School community


Moses Y Beach School PTO will be hosting a end of the school year fun evening event on June 14th.

They will have fun activities for the school community along with different food truck and of course your favorite ice cream trailer HOWee!!

We look forward to being part of this fun community night!

Pinwheel Kids

Lots of fun activities are planned

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A Moses Y Beach School PTO Event

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Bring the whole family!

Wallingford Lacrosse Jamboree- May 5th 

We are excited to be part of the Wallingford Lacrosse Jamboree this year! 

This is a tournament style event that is Open to all Boys and Girls U8, U10, U12, and U14 Teams

Come support a wide variety of Lacrosse teams!

Click here for more information about Wallingford Lacrosse

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We will be there with a special flavor created just for this event!

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Find out more about Wallingford Lacrosse and the Jamboree

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Rain or Shine it'll be a good time!

photo cred: Wallingford Lacrosse 

Boxes for Boots  Military Appreciation Day - May 4th 

May is Military Appreciation Month!

Join us and many others on May 4th from 11 am - 3 pm for the Boxes to Boots fundraising event

which sends much-needed care packages to our troops overseas.

Come out to support our Military, play games, bounce in the bounce house,

enjoy the live music and of course get a scoop from of favorite ice cream!

At PNA Park 171 N. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford

Click here for more information about Boxes to Boots or contact Mike Goodrich at mgoodrich@srfm.com 

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Come out for this great cause!

photo cred: boxestoboots

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All funds donated to this event will go to supporting the Boxes to Books care packages

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Rain or Shine doesn't stop our military so it won't stop this event!

Fine WoodWorking New England Open House - April 26th & 27th

Fine Woodworking Magazine is holding a live event with the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking

in Manchester, CT for a 2-day free event.

The event will feature hourly demonstrations,  tool makers, an antique tool flea market and if you get hungry - lobster, pizza, BBQ & of course Banana's Ice Cream!

Click Here for more information

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Hourly Demonstrations with expert woodworkers

Photo Cred: CT Valley School of Woodworking

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Free 2 day event

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Meet some tool makers and shop the antique tool flea market!

Photo Cred: CT Valley School of

Woodworking

Holiday for Giving - thru December 4th 

Bananas Ice Cream is teaming up with Holiday For Giving to collect food and toys for Wallingford families facing hardship.

Receive 10% off your order when you bring in an item for the collection box. Together we can help spread the magic of the season.

Click here for more information about Holiday for Giving

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Who doesn't like a discount on ice cream!

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Holiday for Giving

Wallingford

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Sheehan High School Marching Band Competition - September 23rd
Lyman Hall Marching Band Competition - October 14th 

We love being part of the towns Marching Band Competitions! 

These are events where multiple high schools around the state come to competitively perform various shows

The students work so hard each year to perform at these wonderful events!

Due to the never ending Saturday rains we had this year Sheehan High School's competition was cancelled.

We were able to see Sheehan at Lyman Hall's competition.

Click here for more information about the Lyman Hall Music Program

Click here for more information about Sheehan's Music Program

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We loved listening to the music and visiting with the bands!

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HOWee after dark!

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Another rainy Saturday but that doesn't stop the need for ice cream!

Celebrate Wallingford - October 7th & 8th

Celebrate Wallingford is a 2-day festival featuring the Taste of Wallingford - where one can sample the food of local restaurants. There is live entertainment, arts & crafts shows, children's activities, and so much more!.  This is a FREE yearly event with FREE parking.

For more information on the Celebrate Wallingford

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We needed a little more space for all that we bring!  Freshly made waffle cones is a must!

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HOWee at work!

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Saturday was rainy but Sunday cleared up- it was so great to see so many old friends (customers) and meeting so many new ones!

Durham Farmers Market and More August - October 2023

Durham CT is hosting the Durham Farm Market & More until October 12, 2023, Banana's Ice Cream along with our Happiness on Wheels will be at many of the market dates.  Come out to this FREE event and visit the locally grown and made produce and items.  The kids can enjoy the FREE bounce house and their is music by local musicians weekly.

For more information on the Durham CT Farm Market & More click here

Located at 144 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 

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So many great vendors weekly!

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We love when family and friends visit us off site!

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Overcast day but that doesn't stop the need for ice cream!

Apple Rehab Back to School Community Event September 8, 2023

Apple Rehab of Cromwell and staff are hosting a Back to School Festival on September 8th from 6 pm - 8 pm at 156 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416.  It's a FREE event for everyone to come to.  There will be vendors, food trucks, a DJ, bounce house and raffles.  

Hope to see you there!

For More information contact 
Colleen Sosnoski MSW  |  Phone: (860)635-1010  |  csosnoski@apple-rehab.com

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HOWee will be there!

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Apple Rehab Back to School Community Festival

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Touch a truck

Yankee Chapter's Buick Car Show 2023

On August 20, 2023, Banana's Ice Cream along with our Happiness on Wheels will be at Wallingford Buick for the Yankee Chapter Buick Car Show.  Come out to this FREE event and see some cool cars.

Contact Jim Comeau at 203 537 2408 for more information. 

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Some cars you may see !

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Yankee Chapter's Buick Car Show

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Some more care you may see!

"DOGHOUSE MUSIC FEST 6", A Benefit for St. Judes Children's Hospital  Torrington, CT

On August 5, 2023, HOWee and Banana's Ice Cream will be at the DOGHOUSE MUSIC FEST 6 is a annual benefit for St. Judes children's hospital hosted by the JAMES GANG MC LITCHFIELD COUNTY. A 12hr fest featuring local & national bands and a variety of different vendors.  Banana's will make a donation a percentage of the proceeds to St. Judes.  This will be the 6th year for this event... Banana's first year here.  They have raised near 15K in the first 5 years for St. Judes with the hope of doing better year after year.

For more information about the Doghouse Music Fest Click here

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Meriden Humane Society Fundraiser July 21, 2023

On July 21, 2023, Banana's Ice Cream along with our Happiness on Wheels attended a fundraising event for the Meriden Humane Society hosted by Jordan's Way.  Jordan’s Way is dedicated to publicized on social media the need for funds for shelters and to influence the Clearing of Shelters through their community outreach and advocacy.  Chris has create a buzz around shelters that builds a compassionate community of pet parents willing to provide a permanent home. Any donation made goes to the shelter in need. Donations are always welcome.

For more information about the Meriden Humane Society click here.

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Setting up for Jordan's Way Fundraiser event

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Getting Ready to serve some Pup cups!

Wilcox High School Graphics Fundraiser June 5th & 6th, 2023

On June 5th and 6th, 2023, Banana's Ice Cream hosted Wilcox Graphics Department for a FUNdraising event.  10% of the proceeds of the sales from 5 pm - 9 pm for both days were donated to the graphics department.

For more information about the Wilcox Graphics Department click here

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Enjoy the private party room

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Fundraiser event

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Now that's a big ice cream!

Gift Basket Donations

Thanks for asking us to help our local community and nonprofit organizations!

We love that our ice cream is a cherished prize and wish we could contribute to every group that requests a donation. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate every request.

To be considered for a donation, please:

  • Drop off your donation request in person at our location

  • The request should be on your organization letterhead and include event name, date and location.

  • At least three weeks prior to your event.


Please keep in mind:

  • If your request is denied, it is not a reflection on your organization or our relationship with it.

  • If we have said "yes" in the past, it's not guaranteed that we will be able to contribute to your organization this time.

  • Likewise, if we have said "no" in the past, it does not necessarily mean we will say "no" again.

  • We can support you when you support us.


We look forward to helping your organization!

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