By Rori Bennett – Junior Reporter
On Sunday, July 26, the Chatham-Kent Cougars Football Club’s ‘Dickie Dee’ helped Wallaceburg residents beat the heat by treating them to an ice cream throwback that was enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age.
As most adults will say, hearing the bells coming down their street when they were children, sent families of people all ages running for spare change on Sunday so they could enjoy a cool treat on the blistering summer day.
The clear, sunny day and summer temperatures made the day perfect for football club’s first visit to Wallaceburg.
“We started the carts in Chatham a few weeks ago, and when we posted about being back in Chatham-Kent, everyone wanted us to come to Wallaceburg, which is why we came today,” Jessica Jordan, a volunteer cart driver for the Cougar, told the Sydenham Current.
“Our first day was actually supposed to be last week, but due to the rain we couldn’t make it.”
Three carts made their way through local neighborhoods, with drop spots at Wallaceburg District Secondary School, the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Sydenham Campus and Holy Family Catholic Church.
Various popsicles, freezies, drumsticks and ice cream sandwiches were being sold by the group, which is a fundraiser for their football program.
Cougars ‘Dickie Dee’ officials say they are excited to create memories for a new generation of customers.
The group accepts cash, credit and debit but, considering the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, they prefer payment with a card.
A second visit is planned for next Saturday, August 1, with times and routes to be announced on their Facebook page, which can be seen here.
More information about the Cougars can be found on their website, here.
Here are some more photos from the Cougars visit: