ELLINWOOD — Ellinwood’s Extreme Ice snow cone shop will donate all revenue received today, Thursday, June 7, to the family of Ellinwood Middle and High School principal Mark Cook to help with expenses incurred by the family following an health emergency affecting Cook. The shop will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Extreme Ice owner Ben Jacobs, also USD 355 Superintendent of Schools, said Tuesday that he will donate all regular business expenses that day, so customers can rest assured every penny they spend at his store will go to support Cook. A donation jar will also be available for those who would like to contribute, but do not wish to purchase a snow cone.
Cook has been hospitalized since May 26 when he was admitted to an ICU in Hays due to a heart condition. He was later taken to KU Medical Center in Kansas City, where he has been since May 28. His condition continues to improve, according to posts by wife Signe Cook, a fifth grade teacher at Great Bend’s Park Elementary School.
“Mr. Cook has served our school and community tirelessly and fervently, and was a significant influencer on the very existence of Extreme Ice,” Jacobs stated on the Extreme Ice facebook page. Extreme Ice is located at 100 N. Main St., Ellinwood.