Dairy Queen Delivers Pleasant Surprise!

Shown here left to right: Don Crowther, Lourdes Toro, Kathy Johnson and Brian Johnson.

Preston Dairy Queen Delivers Pleasant Surprise!

On March 25th residents and staff, across our 25 group homes, received a wonderful surprise on their doorstep,  a frozen Dairy Queen cake or box of Dilly Bars! They were a welcome treat amidst these unprecedented times of social isolation and they certainly brought smiles to many faces!

Kathy and Brian Johnson, owners of the Preston Dairy Queen, planned to open their store before March break, but due to the COVID-19 situation they decided to postpone until this pandemic is behind us. In preparation for their grand opening, they had made ample celebratory ice cream cakes, Dilly Bars, Buster Bars and Treatzza Pizzas.  

The Preston location has been a family-owned and operated business serving our community since 1973. Each year, the Preston store opens from March until the end of October. For me and my family, probably like most others, the opening of Dairy Queen signals the arrival of spring, which means hot summer days are soon to follow! 

With the opening postponed this year, and no real sense of when they will be able to reopen, Kathy and Brian decided to donate their goods somewhere important to them and our community. Brian’s aunt was a resident with Community Living Cambridge for many years, and Kathy has friends who are CLC staff, so we were the first that came to mind to be the recipients of such a delicious donation. 

Brother and sister team Corey and Joe Kimpson, owners of Cambridge Paintball, are well connected and involved throughout the city of Cambridge and they helped coordinate the drop off and delivery of the frozen treats to our homes. 

To Kathy and Brian, on behalf of all of our group home residents and staff, we thank you for your generosity and for choosing us! We look forward to the day when life as we knew it resumes, and we can get back to supporting our local businesses!

Thank you!