It was not an easy choice to select the winners, said The Yogurt Shoppe owners, Christine and Adam Wolfson. They sponsored the Kids on Bike decorating contest for the 73rd annual Fourth of July Parade.
Although an actual tally of contestants was not available, parade announcers agreed that this was one of the largest group of kids riding bikes and scooters in years. The youth were first on the parade route and stretched for about half a block.
And that folks, was part of the dilemma that the Wolfsons faced in determining the top three winners.
“There were so many to choose from,” Christine said, noting that she didn’t even have a favorite because so many kids had come up with imaginative, clever and different designs.
Each winner was to receive a $50 gift certificate to The Yogurt Shoppe – and with the predicted hot weather, this was one prize everyone coveted.
With the parade ready to start, those judged the top three were Jayce and Cy (brothers who had crafted balloon arches on a hula hoop), Sasha, who was a standout in her red cowboy boots, and Leaf, who looked like the Green Hornet.
“Being a part of the community is one of our most important values,” Adam Wolfson told Circling the News. “Given all this community has been through, it’s important to carry on this long tradition.”
Christine added, “We’d like to thank our amazing community for continuing to come out and support us.”
The couple plan to host this event again next year and are already thinking of ways to make it even better.
Like most businesses in town, The Yogurt Shoppe struggled during the Covid-19 shutdown.
“We were lucky to have a dedicated staff and a supportive community,” Christine said. “Without which, we would have had to close down.”
Now that summer is underway, this is a good time to stop by their store on Swarthmore (across from CVS) and try their regular flavors: chocolate with activated charcoal, Jennifer’s vegan peanut butter (both are dairy free), fudge brownie, original tart, honey Greek, salted caramel and vanilla.
“Flavors change weekly and can be found on social, @theyoguryshoppe on Instagram,” Christine said, noting that the store caters events and gatherings. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer store hours are Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call (310) 459-0088 or visit: theyogurtshoppe.com.