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City of Imperial officials Jo Leyland and Tyler Pribbeno brought over sno-cones for manor residents Friday. Manor Activities Director Billie Boros and employee Sophie Spady, at right, helped set up.

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Before they could get started on the sno-cones, visitors Tyler Pribbeno and Jo Leyland had to get their temperatures checked and answer COVID-19 symptom questions.

City serves sno-cones to manor residents

Through work with the Imperial Community Foundation Fund (ICFF), Imperial businesses take turns each month providing birthday treats for residents at the Imperial Manor and Parkview Heights.
For the June birthdays, the City of Imperial provided sno-cones to residents.
“Tanna (Hanna) and I suggested the idea to ICFF,” member Brianna Pribbeno said.
“From there, Tanna and I have reached out to different organizations to volunteer,” she added.
Hanna has also reached out to different organizations and businesses to be future volunteers.
Hanna and Pribbeno coordinate with the Heights and the Manor and the different organizations.
Residents are told in advance who the month’s sponsoring organization or business will be, including information about the organization.
City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said since the pool isn’t able to use the machine due to COVID-19 rules, they decided to put it to good use.
“The sno-cone flavors were going to be expired by next summer so we tried to figure out how we could use it,” Leyland said.
Community Development Director Tyler Pribbeno came up with the idea to use the sno-cone machine for their month of birthday treats.
Manor Activities Director Billie Boros was excited for the sno-cones.
“Sophie (Spady) and I repurposed the kissing booth from Valentine’s Day into a sno-shack,” Boros said.
With COVID regulations limiting activities of the manor and Heights residents, Leyland was excited to provide them with something fun.
“They apparently did a shout out for us,” Leyland said. “We couldn’t hear it, but it was great. This was so much fun to do and it was fun to be able to get them a little bit of icy joy,” she added.


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Imperial, NE 69033