"It always gets more crowded in between classes," Kelley Kostamo
"And today is such a beautiful day."
Kostamo is the partnering specialist for Alachua County Public Schools.
and other volunteers scooped for tips to fund school programs.
The ice cream was free, but a $1 donation bought a topping and $4 donation granted a waffle-cone upgrade.
Inside the cramped and buzzing store, customers could choose between imaginative flavors like Whirled Peace, Strawberry Kiwi Sorbet and Yellow Brickle Road.
Some students immediately returned to the line for seconds.
"It's a little bit crazy because the line never stops," Kostamo
said Free Cone Day is one of the largest fundraising events that the foundation can do with community support.
"Things are tight for some people, but I think they are generous.
They'll give what they can," she