Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin'

Who is Miss Mary?

mary-drakeMary Drake spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for this short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social!

Ice Cream Trivia

The first ice cream parlor in America opened in New York City in 1776. American colonists were the first to use the term “ice cream”. The name came from the phrase “iced cream” that was similar to “iced tea”. The name was later abbreviated to “ice cream” the name we know today.

In 1846, Nancy Johnson patented a hand-cranked freezer that established the basic method of making ice cream still used today. William Young patented the similar “Johnson Patent Ice-Cream Freezer” in 1848.

 
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Benefiting:

Our Mission

The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency.

Our Vision

The Drake House envisions a community where school buses do not stop at weekly rental motels – where every family has the opportunity to recover quickly and with dignity from their homeless situation.

www.thedrakehouse.org

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