Like a trail of hot fudge sauce, the lines of students practically oozed out the door of Baskin Robbins on 432 Fair Oaks Ave. Tuesday afternoon, as gleeful students from South Pasadena Middle School vied to have their ice cream served up by their teachers and administrators.
The caloric excitement was all part of an annual school fundraising event in which 10 percent of ice cream sales to students between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. go directly to the school PTA’s general fund.
English teacher Hilary Clegg, history teacher Sella Simonian and Principal David Kubela appeared to be having as much fun scooping up ice cream and serving it as their students did eating it.
“The owners of Baskin Robbins are very generous,” said PTA board member Christine Chang, who brought her own daughter to enjoy a scoop. “It’s a really popular event—the kids look forward to it every year.”
Although last year’s turnout was relatively disappointing, the hope is that this year’s throngs will bring in a healthy amount, Chang said. Anywhere from $300 to $600 dollars are expected—besides a lot of whip cream-topped fun.