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Ice cream sales help Oakland Public Libraries
November 29, 2014
Fenton’s Creamery teamed up with the authors of “This is Oakland: A Guide to the City’s Most Interesting Places,” Melissa Davis and photographer Kristen Loken to help Friends of Public Library raise money for the Oakland Public Library system. The donations go towards providing services such as reading programs, tutor sessions, and adult literacy programs to the community.
Last Thursday, Fenton’s Creamery offered the opportunity to support the library through buying ice cream. For sale was an item called the Sundae bar package, which consists of a personalized sundae and a signed “This is Oakland” book by Melissa Davis; the package price was $45. For just the sundae, adult price was $12.95 and $6.95 for children. After all final sales, 25 percent of the proceeds go to the charity based organization FOPL.
The FOPL is a non-profit organization in Oakland dedicated to raising money and supporting the Oakland Public Library system, the Secondary Start Adult Literacy, and African American Museum. Their mission is meant to advance the role of the Oakland Public Library as an important community resource and as an institution to the education, welfare, and culture of our diverse community.