York City mayor scoops ice cream for grand opening

John A. Pavoncello
York Dispatch

LifePath Christian Ministries opened its Cornerstone Ice Cream Shop for the summer season on Memorial Day.

York City Mayor Michael Helfrich was on hand to help scoop ice cream for visitors during the opening event at 101 N. Newberry St.

Cornerstone Ice Cream Shop provides opportunities for job training and life skills training for its employees, who might also be receiving services from LifePath Christian Ministries or be involved in its youth program. 

Amber Gallimore, 7, reacts as York City Mayor Michael Helfrich scoops ice cream during the grand opening of Cornerstone Ice Cream Shop on North Newberry Street, Monday, May 28, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

The shop will implement a pay-it-forward system it used last year to keep track of individuals who purchase an ice cream cone for someone who might come in later and not be able to afford the purchase.

The shop also plans to reward youth who pick up trash or clean up in the neighborhood with a free cone.