Local Non-Profit to Begin Selling Ice Cream at Pine Grove Park

Port Huron, MI — Ice Cream is coming to Pine Grove Park. Touchstone Services has been awarded the contract to operate the snack bar and ice cream concession stand in the park. Touchstone Services is a non-profit that operates A Little Something ice cream and gift shop in downtown Port Huron.

The City of Port Huron has made a deal with Touchstone Services to use the space to sell ice cream and snacks in return for their cleaning the bathrooms and emptying the trash. Touchstone has experience operating facilities such as the Pine Grove concession stand, according to a memo from City Manager James Freed.

Touchstone Services operates an affiliate with Clubhouse International which provides opportunities for people living with mental illness to gain friendships, employment, housing, education, and access to services.

The non-profit will be selling Ashby’s Ice Cream, hot dogs, nachos, candy, and beverages at the stand. They are hoping to open next week. Pine Grove Park is located on Pine Grove Avenue on the St. Clair River across from McLaren Hospital.  A new concessions and bathroom building was recently constructed in the park.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland