Eat Ice Cream and Help Make a Child’s Wish Come True!

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

Johnstown, Pennsylvania July 1, 2010 – 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 at 12pm on Thursday July, 15th 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 provider C.A. Curtze. As a special treat, all paid attendees will have the opportunity to dunk General Manager, Tom Lear in a dunking booth outside of the hotel! 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. Give Kids The World provides these special children and their families with weeklong, cost-free vacations that include accommodations at the magical Village, meals, donated attraction tickets and much more. Each year more than 7,000 families stay at Give Kids The World Village. In 2009, 459 families from Pennsylvania visited Give Kids The World.

The Ice Cream for Breakfast campaign coincides with National Ice Cream Month, which is celebrated every July. Having the delicious treat is a simple way to celebrate the joy of childhood and family togetherness. 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. ―Each and every day, Give Kids The World Village serves ice cream starting at 7 a.m. We’ve been serving ice cream for breakfast for over 20 years, providing smiles and special memories for children with few tomorrows,‖ said Give Kids The World President, Pamela Landwirth. ―We think it is time to invite the rest of the world to join us in this delicious tradition.‖ With the help of many generous corporations such as the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 100,000 families from all 50 states and 72 countries since its founding in 1986. 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. Crown American Hotels also manages the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in Downtown Johnstown.