Sherwood's Baskin Robbins ice cream parlor hosts grand reopening with new owners
The new owners of Sherwood's Baskin Robbins ice cream parlor, Terrence Haimoto and family, recently held a re-grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 4, complete with music, dancing, face painting, cheers and of course, ice cream.
The Haimoto family purchased the store from Gary Nelson, who was the original owner of the Sherwood franchise, in September 2016.
In November, the family remodeled the store, which has been a staple of the Sherwood Market Center since 1998, to make it brighter and more welcoming.
Haimoto and his family moved to Sherwood in 2003 by way of a corporate transfer, and loved the community support when it came to kids, he said.
Both he and his wife Marta, who have been married for 25 years, are U.S. Army veterans. They are the parents of sons, TJ, a senior at George Fox University; David, a sophomore also at George Fox; and BJ, a fifth-grader at Hopkins Elementary School.
The Haimoto family has been an avid supporter of kids' fundraisers and youth sports and plans to continue to give back to the community by way of donations and sponsorship for various athletic youth and high school programs, the Sherwood Booster Club and Sherwood schools.
"I enjoy volunteering and giving back where I can," said Haimoto.
During the re-grand opening, Haimoto and his team offered free face painting , music and ice cream-themed cheers by Sherwood Youth Cheer, music provided by a DJ as well as free items and coupons given away to every customer.
Making a special guest appearance was Wally the Waffle Cone (the Baskin Robbins mascot) who entertained guests with his fun dance moves.
"I really appreciate the outstanding community support," Haimoto said of the event. "We served over 550 scoops of ice cream in a 4-hour period Saturday! Lines were out the door. Wow!"