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Andy’s creates frozen treat to benefit Evanston150

Andy’s Frozen Custard spokesman Gary Silbar announced Wednesday evening a new treat named after and benefiting Evanston150, an initiative that is executing 10 ideas for Evanston's future.

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Andy’s Frozen Custard spokesman Gary Silbar announced Wednesday evening a new treat named after and benefiting Evanston150, an initiative that is executing 10 ideas for Evanston's future.

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

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Andy’s Frozen Custard announced Wednesday the creation of a new treat named after and benefiting Evanston150, a community initiative to promote ten projects for the city’s future.

Project organizers and sponsors gathered Wednesday evening at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., to celebrate the progress of Evanston150 and learn about the different projects planned around the city’s 150th anniversary.

Andy’s spokesman Gary Silbar announced “the Evanston150” frozen custard will be available for purchase in Andy’s downtown Evanston location starting June 1. The frozen treat will consist of Andy’s vanilla custard, strawberries, pretzels and peanut butter, Silbar said. An undetermined portion of the proceeds from the custard’s sale will go to Evanston150.

“What better way for Andy’s to salute Evanston’s sesquicentennial than creating a treat for this vibrant community,” Andy’s president Andy Kuntz said in a news release.

Lori Osborne, a member of Evanston150’s steering committee, addressed community members, including Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and city manager Wally Bobkiewicz, and discussed the progress of the various projects.

Evanston150 started in 2011 as a way to celebrate Evanston’s 150th anniversary. A panel narrowed down more than 2,000 project ideas to the 10 that are executed throughout the year. Osborne said the initiative is a more meaningful way to honor Evanston’s anniversary than a mere celebration.

“We wanted there to be something that was lasting,” she said.

The project Here’s to Health, which aimed to build a community health center, was the first of the 10 projects completed when the Erie Evanston/Skokie Family Health Center opened in Evanston in October. Water, Water Everywhere, an initiative with the goal of teaching every Evanstonian how to swim, completed a successful pilot program this year with Evanston/Skokie District 65 students.

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Ciara is a Weinberg senior majoring in American Studies. Her past positions at The Daily include editor in chief, managing editor, city editor and reporter. The Bethesda, Maryland native is also a Brady Scholar in Ethics and Civic Life. She previously interned for Slate and The Marshall Project. You can reach Ciara via Twitter or...