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The Depot Contest Winner Announced

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Bill Darple (right) serves up the Depot sweetness to (l-r) Alyssia Spencer, Rome; Rebecca Baker, Windsor; Alecia Anderson, Orwell; Hannah Reid, Jefferson and Cameron Stevens from Orwell.

By Diana Cathan

As part of Middlefield Historical Society’s celebration of the 200th year of the Century Inn, The Depot hosted a contest to name the new ice cream flavor. Out of thirty-seven entries, Jennifer Stone has been selected as the winner for her “Bicentennial Birthday Bash” submission. Congratulations, Jennifer!

On July 25, several teens stopped into the depot from Orwell for ice cream. Alecia Anderson gave the new flavor a try. “It tastes really good,” she said. “It has chunks of birthday cake in  and it tastes like birthday!”

Be sure to stop by The Depot and ask for a taste of the newly named flavor or choose a cone or sundae from your old favorites. The Depot has a wide variety of ice cream flavors and ice cream treats, including the “Unbanana” banana split (or bring your own banana), sundaes, shakes, malts, phosphates, sodas and more, served from the authentic 1920s-era soda fountain. The Depot building dates from 1910, formerly serving as the Middlefield station of the B&O Railroad and is now filled with railroad memorabilia to browse through while savoring your ice cream.

All staff members at The Depot are volunteers, with the season’s profits supporting activities, programs and expenses of Middlefield Historical Society. Their devoted efforts are much appreciated.

The Depot is located at 14979 South State Ave. (Route 608) in Middlefield, just south of Pizza Hut. Look for the caboose in front. Regular hours are from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Call 440-632-0400 (leave a message) for more information.

The season is short, so don’t wait too long —The Depot is open only until the end of August, and summer will be over before we know it!

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