A steady stream of cars cruised through Celebration Park for the socially distanced ice cream social in Federal Way on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of FWPD

A steady stream of cars cruised through Celebration Park for the socially distanced ice cream social in Federal Way on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of FWPD

A sweet success: FWPD drive-thru ice cream social serves more than 1,500 residents

The event, paid for by local businesses, raised about $4,500 for Washington Special Olympics.

Last week’s first-ever drive-thru ice cream social hosted by the Federal Way Police Department was a sweet success.

More than 1,500 residents of Federal Way cruised through Celebration Park to pick up chilly treats, meet local law enforcement, and get an up-close view of several police vehicles and special units on Aug. 6.

“We want to sincerely thank all of our community members who took the time to join the men and women of the police department for a casual party where everyone had fun and enjoyed cool treats,” the department said in a statement.

The event was 100% paid for by local businesses and organizations, and any left-over funds will be donated to Washington Special Olympics.

Walmart, Target, Fred Meyers, and Schwan Ice Cream donated all of the ice cream cones and bars for the event, totaling about 2,000 cool treats. Supporting businesses and various organizations donated more than $4,500.

The purpose of the event was to connect and continue ongoing efforts of the department to foster stronger relationships with the residents of Federal Way.

“This event no doubt created an opportunity for police officers and residents to make a positive connection, particularly with the youth in our community,” the department said.

Donors include: Walmart, Target, Fred Meyers, H-Mart, Eagle Tire & Automotive, Park 16 Apartments, Kitts Corner Apartments, Uptown Apartments, Watermark Apartment, Rotary Club of Federal Way, Korean American Association, Korean American Grocers Association, Korean American Hotel Association of Washington, Korean School of Federal Way, and South King Firefighters Foundation.


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A steady stream of cars cruised through Celebration Park for the socially distanced ice cream social in Federal Way on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of FWPD

A steady stream of cars cruised through Celebration Park for the socially distanced ice cream social in Federal Way on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of FWPD

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang hands out ice cream to local residents on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang hands out ice cream to local residents on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of Bruce Honda

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