(SAVANNAH, GA) – The Savannah Book Festival is proud to announce a generous financial donation of $125 from Leopold’s Ice Cream, which resulted from sales of a special Festival-inspired ice cream flavor, “SBF 30.”  A play on words alluding to the sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreen and to Savannah’s famous sunny days, “SBF 30” was a new twist on caramel crunch, a creamy caramel with a home-made praline crunch.  Leopold’s sold more than two barrels of the one-time-only flavor “SBF 30” over several days before and during the Savannah Book Festival, February 15-20, 2011.

In addition, every single flavor of ice cream was renamed using the Festival authors’ book titles as inspiration, adding even more visibility to this fabulous, FREE literary event held in downtown Savannah during President’s Day weekend.

Stephanie Duttenhaver, board president of the Savannah Book Festival, is thrilled and honored by Leopold’s generosity: “Thanks to the wonderful folks at Leopold’s, even more people learned about our great Festival and also helped support it by buying a scoop of ‘SBF 30.’  What a fun, delicious way to help us keep this Festival FREE and open to the public!”

The Savannah Book Festival’s mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.  It is now a significant event in both the literary and southeastern USA calendars, taking place before and during President’s Day weekend.  The Savannah Book Festival Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors.  It is committed to remaining free and open to the public and to celebrating the written word and its role in improving the human experience.  http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/.

For more information, please contact the executive director for the Savannah Book Festival, Ms. Robin Gold, at (912) 358-0575; robin@savannahbookfestival.org ; or 3025 Bull St., Suite 249, Savannah, GA 31405, or visit the website at http://www.savannahbookfestival.org.

Leopold’s VeriBest™ ice cream is absolutely one-of-a-kind.  All flavors are made on the premises, one batch at a time, using top-secret family recipes handed down from the original Leopold brothers and using only the best all-natural ingredients, hand-picked for quality.  For more information about Leopold’s Ice Cream, please contact general manager Jennifer Klahr at jennifer@leopoldsicecream.com, 912-234-4442, or visit their website at http://www.leopoldsicecream.com/

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