Summer interns from The Phoenix Companies organized the 5th annual Ice Cream Extravaganza this week to raise money for Foodshare, greater Hartford’s regional food bank. The interns raised $4,040 from lunchtime events in Phoenix’s cafeteria and the grand finale ice cream eating contest sponsored by A.C. Petersen’s in West Hartford on August 10. Jason “The Strawberry Topping” Zwanch, of Bristol, CT, pulled off an impressive victory over four of his coworkers, consuming 17 scoops. Phoenix employees sponsored the competitors on a per-scoop basis.
Employees from The Phoenix Companies dig in at the start of an ice cream eating contest sponsored by A.C. Petersen Farms in West Hartford. (L to R) Tom Ballou, Howie Elson, Katie Kervick, Alex Marion, and winner Jason Zwanch, of Bristol, who consumed 17 scoops. The August 10th event capped a three-day Ice Cream Extravaganza at Phoenix that raised $4,040 for Foodshare, greater Hartford’s regional food bank.