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Inland Staff Name New Gifford’s Ice Cream

Date: 07/24/2020

Northern Light Inland Hospital is excited to announce that its staff has named a new Gifford’s ice cream. Northern Light Delight is the winning name chosen for a chocolate and toasted coconut ice cream flavor just released by Gifford’s.

The ice cream naming contest is the kick-off to a summertime fundraising collaboration with Gifford’s and the hospital, located on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville. Gifford’s will be donating a portion of the sale of Northern Light Delight at their Waterville Stand for new cardiac monitoring equipment at Inland, which will be used for new moms and babies with possible heart conditions. 

Today, Gifford’s leaders presented thank you gifts to the two employees who both submitted the new ice cream name. Sandra Porter, a pharmacy technician and Cathy Russell, a respiratory therapist were two of more than a 100 Inland and Lakewood staff who participated in the naming contest. 

Chris Kinney, Gifford’s general manager, said, “We’d like to thank Inland and Lakewood employees for suggesting names for the new ice cream. All the submissions were wonderful and they all showed great creativity! But Northern Light Delight stood out because it paid tribute to you as our local healthcare provider and our region. It also has the perfect word to describe how you feel when you eat the ice cream. We are certainly delighted with the new name and know that other ice cream lovers will be too!” 

Northern Light Delight is a limited-edition flavor and will be sold at all five Gifford’s locations in Waterville, Skowhegan, Auburn, Bangor, and Farmington through the summer. 

In addition to the ice cream sales, Gifford’s will be holding a mini golf tournament on August 22 and 23 at their Waterville location with proceeds to benefit Inland’s cardiac monitoring equipment campaign. Pre-registration is recommended. To register or learn more, visit

Terri Vieira, president of Inland Hospital said, “We are very grateful for Gifford’s fundraising support during these tough times. We value our partnership and thank them for their amazing community spirit!”