Eat Ice Cream and Help Make a Child’s Wish Come True! And dunk a community leader at the same time!

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Eat Ice Cream and Help Make a Child’s Wish Come True! And dunk a community leader at the same time!

Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown to Host Ice Cream Social to Help Children with Life-threatening Illnesses

Johnstown, Pennsylvania August 2, 2011 – The Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown is taking part in “Ice Cream for Breakfast,” the national fundraising and awareness campaign for Give Kids The World, by holding an ice cream social to benefit the nonprofit organization. The community is invited to attend the upcoming ice cream social, which will be held from 11am-2pm Thursday August 11th, at the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown located at 250 Market Street.

In exchange for a donation of $5, attendees are encouraged to tap into their childhood desires and indulge in a build-your-own-sundae bar with ice cream and several toppings. The ice cream will be donated from the food providers C.A. Curtze and US Foods. As a special treat, all paid attendees will have the opportunity to dunk several community leaders in a dunking booth located outside. Local leaders who will be dunked include: Mike Barletta President of Crown American Associates, Tom Lear General Manager Holiday Inn, Scott Becker CEO Conemaugh Health System, John Polacek COO JWF Defense Systems, and Curt Davis former Johnstown City Manager. The goal of the event is to raise money through this ice cream social to help Give Kids The World fulfill its mission of providing dream vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Give Kids The World Village is a whimsical storybook resort located in Central Florida for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Through the Ice Cream for Breakfast campaign, Give Kids The World is not only working to raise funds, but also awareness about children fighting life-threatening illnesses. The fundraising socials are a fun way to engage families, friends and community groups to help raise money so Give Kids The World can continue to serve these special children for many years to come. Give Kids The World serves its visiting families complimentary all-you-can-eat ice cream in the Village’s Ice Cream Palace each and every day. In a place where parents never have to say “no,” the Palace is open from early in the morning until late at night, so everyone can enjoy ice cream whenever they want—even for breakfast.

With the help of many generous corporations such as the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 107,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries since its founding in 1986. Its mission is to provide children from all around the world and their families a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions. To learn more, visit

As a leader in the hospitality industry for over forty years, Crown American Hotels is proud to continue the dedication and commitment to Johnstown established by the Pasquerilla family. Headquarted in Pasquerilla Plaza, Crown American Hotels manages the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown and the Holiday Inn Express Johnstown; both of which are franchised through agreements with Intercontinental Hotels Group. Crown American Hotels also manages the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in Downtown Johnstown.