HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton Police have announced a new partnership with Houlton Farms Dairy, in an effort to reward youth in the community for performing acts of kindness.
The community program, titled “Sweet Treats for Kind Feats,” will have officers carry tokens that can be redeemed for free ice cream at Houlton Farms Dairy, to be given to youths who they witness performing “kind feats” in the community.
The idea was the brainchild of Officer Mallory Clayton, who can also be contacted by anyone who sees a “kind feat” being performed by someone and wishes to reward that person.
“This program encourages positive behaviors, recognizes those who make the effort and builds relationships between our officers and youth,” Houlton Police Chief Tim DeLuca said. “I can’t be more proud of Officer Clayton’s initiative to represent our department and community with such a positive program.”
Houlton Farms Dairy, which serves a variety of soft-serve and hard ice cream flavors, has been operating with social distancing guidelines, with a walk-through installation built where customers place orders, after standing in a line six feet apart from one another.