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Leopold’s shipping ice cream for a good cause

After 96 years of serving ice cream to friends and visitors in Savannah, Leopold’s Ice Cream has begun shipping its hand-crafted super-premium pints nationwide directly to customers’ doors.

From now until Dec. 31, Leopold’s will donate $1 from every pint that’s shipped to Deep Center, a local nonprofit that provides free, fun, and rigorous writing workshops for public school students in Savannah.

“Their approach is in tune with our mission,” Mary Leopold said. “They too are committed to investing in Savannah’s youth through the creative arts.”

The final day for holiday shipping is Dec. 21 although the donation period will last until Dec. 31. For more information, go to www.leopoldsicecream.com or www.deepkids.com.

 

 

Nominations sought for annual tourism awards

Savannah’s Tourism Leadership Council is asking for nominations for outstanding service in the city’s hospitality community. Awards will be presented at the 18th Annual Tourism Awards & Scholarship Dinner on Feb. 18.

“The TLC strives to acknowledge those who go the extra mile every day to provide guests with amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences,” said Michael Owens, president/CEO of the TLC.

The 2016 awards open for nominations:

• Service Star Award is for someone who works with the guests directly on the front lines of tourism, such as a front desk agent, server, doorman or concierge.

• Service Leader Award is presented to a managerial level employee who exhibits phenomenal service not only to guests but also to his/her colleagues through their exemplary leadership.

• “I AM TOURISM” Award is given to someone who embodies the spirit of tourism and promotes the “Hostess City of the South” mantra.

Nominations may be submitted at www.SavannahTourismAwards.com.

 

Heating, air-conditioning tune-ups being traded for toys

Through Dec. 15, Coastal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning of Garden City, 10 Bryce Industrial Drive, will give residents a free precision tune-up with a value of $99 in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy. All toys collected will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive in time for 2015 holiday celebrations

“Last year’s effort was so successful that there was no question we would do this again in 2015,” said Donna Donohue, regional marketing manager.

There is no required minimum value for the donated toy, but customers must request the Toys For Tots offer when calling to make an appointment.

Call 912-208-2399 for more information.

Tune-ups include a 29-point visual inspection, energy-savings analysis, disposable filter replacement, equipment cleaning, complete lubrication and gas pressure and pilot adjustment.

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