September 22nd, 2022

Greetings, friends!

It's been a bit since you last heard from us, but we wanted to take a minute to look back on Season 38...

OPENING TIME -- Waaaay back, on April 8th, we opened our doors to officially kick-off Season 38. It was a rainy and blustery day but that didn't put a damper on your spirits and support!

THE RETURN OF A LEGEND -- After being away for a cuple of years, due to Covid, we were thrilled to be able to return to Fundy Middle & High School for a Sundae Social, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. We served up hundreds of sundaes comprising of 80 litres of ice cream, a kilo of cherries, 260g of sprinkles and 4 litres of whipped cream! It's a busy morning, for us and the volunteers, but worth it seeing the kids. This newest tradition has joined our favourites.

GROUPS & GROUPS -- We had the pleasure of welcoming a LOT of groups to the shop. We had lots of classes from local schools, daycares, the YMCA Daycampers and more come by for a cone. Our first group, and their first visit, was the Corvettes of Southern NB Car Club. Our last, was a great group from Community Living. It's always a treat, no pun intended, to have some folks make a special trip en masse to the shop.

SPEAKING OF... -- On the subject of groups, we welcomed the kindergarten classes of St George Elementary for their annual visit to the shop. In our absolute favourite tradition, started by Pete & Carol Harris, we have the kids come by to close out their school year. This particular group was EXTRA special as it was the 30th anniversary of the start of the tradition.

Not only that, but a few days prior, we invited Pete's Kids who were graduating high school back to the shop for an ice cream. It was always Pete's wish to have them come back, at graduation. Unfortunately she died the year before the first group came back but we keep this tradition going in her honor.

We also were thrilled to do a draw that gave ALL of the returning Pete's Kids a gift. Plus, we had a special drawing (the Grad Giveaway) with Hope Wilkinson picking up a sweet tub of ice cream!

THE BEST -- Tourism NB surprised us by naming Pete's one of 7 ice cream shops to visit on their Fundy Coast Road Trip. Their complete list, comprising routes around all of NB, only had about 60 shops. Lots of you shared their recommendation, and agree that we're one of the best in New Brunswick!

CLOSING TIME -- We had hoped to make it to the very end of August but you lovely people had other ideas! You came out in droves and we sold out (like 100%, not a crumb, not a morsel of ice cream) in a huge way. Honestly, we had a 5 day supply and blew through it in 3! Wow, is all we could say along with thank you!

And that, ladies & gents, was Season 38.

Thank you, all of you, for your continued support. We know it's been a tough couple of years but we genuinely thank you for choosing Pete's when you've got a couple of spare bucks for a treat. Literally, Pete's doesn't open without YOUR patronage year after year.

Without you, there is no us.

Again, thank you, have a great fall & winter. Spring 2023 will be here before you know it!

- Mary & Everyone at Team Pete's

July 20th, 2022
During St George's Family Fun Days "summer party," Pete's will have a number of special items and offers!

PAY WHAT YOU POP - With each purchase of a Banana Split, customers will be able to select a balloon for popping. Each balloon contains a slip of paper and the customer pays whatever is on the paper. Prices range from $7.00 to FREE!

COTTON CANDY SOFT ICE CREAM - It was so popular, we decided to bring it back just for Family Fun Days!

MINT AERO FLURRIES - Our unbeatable soft ice cream is swirled with bits & pieces of the minty, chocolately, bubbley candy bar

DOUBLE BUBBLE SUNDAE - Our traditional sundae gets bubbled up with a bubble gum-flavoured topping, bubble gum pieces (ala mini chicklets) and is even topped with a gum ball (instead of a cherry)

Lots of ways we're putting our own pin on the FUN in Family Fun Days. All products are only available for a limited-time.

June 20th, 2022
Congratulations to our Grad Giveaway winner, and Fundy High School Grad, Hope Wilkinson!

May 9th, 2022
It's that time, once again, for Pete's Grad Giveaway contest!

One lucky entrant will win an 11.4l tub of ice cream in the flavour of their choosing!

To enter, go to our Facebook Page and give a LIKE and SHARE of any eligible contest posting. All entries are free!

Contest closes on June 9th, 2022 with the drawing held on June 10th, 2022.

Please read the complete Rules & Regulations before entering.

Good luck... maybe you're going to our next winner!!

Grad Giveaway 2022 Rules & Regulations

April 15th, 2022
We're making a slight adjustment to our operating hours.

For, at least, the time being we'll now bo open Tuesday through Sunday from 1PM until 8PM and closed on Mondays.

As the summer approaches, we may change our hours/days again.

April 6th, 2022
It's time to review our 2022 Covid Protocols. To be honest, not a lot has drastically changed.

There is no in-store seating and there is no bathroom available to the public.

What has changed is that we strongly encourage you to wear a mask and remain socially distant from other customers, but we will not be enforcing these requests. Also, hand sanitizer will be available at the door, if you want to use some.

There will be a line that "winds" through the shop (as we had last year) and you will have to enter through one door and exit through the other.

Even though there is no limit to how many people can be in line, the door MUST be able to close. If there are too many people, our staff WILL ask you to wait/line-up outside.

MOST importantly, though, is that we ask that you be respectful, courteous, kind and patient with your fellow customers AND our staff. Everyone deserves to have a great experience, here at Pete's, and everyone deserves to feel safe & respected.

We may have to make changes and adjust these protocols as the season goes on. (If we do we'll let you know).

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