Coppa to serve free ice cream on Saturday

Coppa co-owners Marc Wheeler and Jessica Paris will hold the third annual Free Ice Cream Day from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at their downtown store.

“We’re looking forward to giving away lots of ice cream on Saturday,” Wheeler said in a press release. “It’s been a rough week in Juneau, but hopefully we’ll be able to put some smiles on people’s faces with some delicious handmade ice cream.”

Coppa has held the same event for the previous two years and last year gave out more than 600 scoops all made by hand in its cafe, located next to the Federal Building.

“We continue to be humbled and moved by how appreciative and thoughtful our customers have been,” said Paris. “A day of free ice cream is a small way to express our deep gratitude.”

Coppa serves eight rotating flavors of ice cream in its downtown store and six at its ice cream cart in the summer on South Franklin Street. This summer, the cart will be located with the other food carts near the Juneau Public Library. Coppa’s most popular flavors include their rhubarb sherbet, Belgian chocolate, vanilla bean and triple berry sorbet.

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