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Wells Marks 100 Years With 100 Wishes

(Le Mars) -- Ice Cream Days probably wouldn't happen if it were not for Well's Enterprises, and Blue Bunny ice cream.  Well's is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and  there are a few more events during this year's ice cream days because of the celebration.  As part of its year long celebration, Well's officials are marking their 100 years with 100 wishes.  Wells has teamed up with the charity Make-A-Wish Foundation and is granting 100 children who have been diagnosed with a serious disease, the opportunity to have their wish come true.  Company spokesman Dave Smetter says the kickoff started in late April in New York, and he explains how Wells' got connected with Make-A-Wish.

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Smetter says the launch of the 100 years and 100 wishes occurred on World Wish Day, which was at the end of April.  Blue Bunny officials were in New York appearing on the "Today" network television show when they granted the first wish.

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Smetter says Wells does not determine which child is granted a wish.  Rather, that responsibility lies with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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The ice cream official says each of the youngsters granted a wish is also given an ice cream party.

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Smetter says the philosophy of Wells Blue Bunny is to give back to the community, and that goes hand-in-hand with their partnership with Ice Cream Days and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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