Stephanie Poland, the owner of Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta, has announced that the ice cream stand will donate all proceeds from the sales of the closing day of its season to help Alice Skiff. Alice is a 13-year-old from Newcastle who is undergoing chemotherapy after having surgery to remove a brain tumor in October of last year. This special event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“We traditionally do a benefit on the last day of our season,” said Poland. “Some years we choose a nonprofit organization to support, and sometimes it’s a local family that needs help. We are fortunate to live and work in such a caring community. In the past, having a benefit at Round Top has been a nice way to end the season. This is just one of the many ways we can show our communities love for Alice and the Skiff family.”
A year ago, doctors discovered a fast-growing tumor known as a medulloblastoma under Alice Skiff’s cerebellum. She underwent successful surgery at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine, and the entire tumor was removed. She then underwent radiation treatment and is now partway through an intensive chemotherapy cycle. This fall she was able to return to Great Salt Bay Community School, where she is in the eighth grade.
All proceeds from ice cream sales at the Round Top stand on Oct. 10 will go directly to the Skiff family. Anyone who wishes to donate but is unable to be at Round Top on Oct. 10 may mail a donation to Skiff Family Fund, c/o Kate Pennington, 123 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553.