Snoball Fight for Charity
People are always coming up with new, innovative ways to raise charity. Brennan’s has come up with the perfect way to enjoy a treat and stay cool, all while serving the community.
Brennan’s is collaborating with five with five local charities: SEARCH, Alley theatre, YDC: Youth Development Center, Hermann Park Conservancy and Scout’s Honor Rescue. These organizations will compete in a “flavor challenge.”
Each of the organizations have selected a signature snowball flavor—none of which are the strawberry or blue raspberry you’d find at a Little League game.
According to Brennan’s, “the sophiscitacted cousin to the snowcone, the snoball is finely shaven cie soaked in sweet syrups first invented by the Hansen family in New Orleans with an innovative ice shaving machine in 1939.”
After a delicious meal at Brennan’s, you will be served free mini helping of each snoball and vote on their favorite. The most popular flavor will win a prize of 1000 dollars for its corresponding organization.
SEARCH homeless Services: Bananas Foster
Alley Theatre: Grasshopper
YDC: Praline Dream
Hermann Park Conservancy: Cherr Blossom
Scout’s Honor Rescue: Caramel Covered Apple
History of the Snowcone
The first snow cones on record were sold at the State Fair of Texas in 1919. Samuel Bert of Dallas invented the first ice-crushing machine that shaved ice into what we know as snowcones today. Bert sold both the machines and his original snowcones at his State Fair booth until his passing in 1984.
In New Orleans, Ernest Hanson followed in Bert’s footsteps, creating teh first patented ice shaving machine in 1934. His snowcones had ice shaven into much smaller grains to match the consistency of actually snow. This type of snow cone quickly grew in popularity and is now commonly referred to as a New Orleans style snow cone. Hansen worked at the orginall Hansen’s Sno-Bliz in Uptown New Orleans on Tchoupitoulas Street until 2005 when his family took over the business after Hanson’s death.
However even earlier, snow cones were being developed on the other side of the globe-in Asia. When Japanese immagrants arrived in Hawaii during the 1800’s, they brought with them this treat. These snow cones were very fine grained and were popular across the islands due to the consistent hot weather.
Find out your favorite flavors while supporting local charities!
WHEN: Voting takes place Friday, June 21 - Friday, July 5, 2013
WHERE: Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006
COST: A complimentary mini snoball will be available to guests after each lunch meal