Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant will celebrating its 50th year in business by hosting an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social on June 15, 2019. This event, taking place in a special tent in the rear parking lot of Cabot’s, is open to the public and fun for all ages. Activities for the day include ice cream, magic tricks, face painting, a barbershop quartet, the Newton Police Department, the Newton Fire department, and a photo booth.
Cabot’s has been owned and operated by the Prestejohn family since 1969. “My mother and father began running Cabot’s 50 years ago and it has barely changed, which is hard to find today,” says owner, Joe Prestejohn, “we pride ourselves on not changing much, but maintaining the charm and nostalgia of an American ice cream parlor.” Customers from all over the place love to come back and bring their kids to enjoy the restaurant that they remember from when they were younger.
In keeping their commitment with their local community, Cabot’s will also have represented at the event three different organizations. The non-profits include the John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club of Newton, Newton Athletes Unlimited, and The Second Step. Joe has been actively supporting all three organizations for years, having also been on the board for the Boys and Girls Club for 18 years and an active board member on Newton Athletes Unlimited.
“Over the past 50 years, we’ve shared a strong commitment to our community. That’s why we are so proud to have three different non-profits represented at the event,” said Joe. As you enter the event, you are encouraged to donate to their non-profits. There will be a table for each organization, with representatives there to answer any questions.
This event is open to the whole community, including all Cabot’s scoopers, past and present. “Our employees throughout the years have been more than just people who work for us, they have been a part of the Cabot’s family,” said Joe. “It would mean so much to me and my family if all of the past scoopers could come out and celebrate with us.”