Harper's Hut gives away 1300 snow cones, raises hundreds for special needs school

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

The 2016 Harper's Hut Summer Kickoff event was a big success once again, and raised more than $200 for The Little Lighthouse. The third annual free snow cone day saw Harper's give away more than 1300 freebies in an effort to draw the community out to the important fundraiser.

Harper's Hut Shaved Ice & Java partnered with Auto Source and Master Lube to provide three bounce houses Thursday afternoon in Sand Springs. Green Country Federal Credit Union cooked 450 free hot dogs for the community and even had to leave and get more when attendance exceeded expectation in spite of the rain. The Akdar Shriners were on hand with their Popcorn Wagon, and there were multiple face painters helping raise money as well.

The party featured a live DJ, games, Xbox Kinect, and lots of giveaways. Between donations and sale of raffle tickets, the event raised $220 for the nonprofit development center for children with special needs.