City's Pure Ice Story
Ralph Sr, and Margaret Lies, opened City's Pure Ice in April of 1967. Formerly known as Clendenin Ice and Coal of La Porte, Indiana, the name was changed to City's Pure Ice after the Lies purchased the business. Ralph moved the business to the present location in 1974.
In 1992 the business was sold to Ralph Jr. (Bud) and Linda Lies. City's Pure Ice continues it's ice manufacturing facility and wholesale distribution operation in it's La Porte location.
A majority of the ice business is conducted in the summer months, but City's Pure Ice has become well-known for it's ice block sculpture business during the winter months.
At City's Pure Ice, we believe that community service is an important way we can give back from our successes. Below are just two of the community organizations that we believe in and support.
SHARE Foundation is a not-for-profit Christian organization serving the residential, vocational, and social needs of mentally challenged or other-abled adults. Our 185-acre community, Sharing Meadows, provides a tranquil place for other-abled adults to live, work, and relax in peace and dignity. There, the unique gifts of each individual are recognized and appreciated, as they are able to focus on what they are able to do.
SHARE Foundation receives no government support whatsoever; we have always relied solely upon private donations and our own fundraising efforts to support our work. Our professional staff is augmented by hundreds of volunteers – friends, students, and professionals, who share their time and their talent while they learn and experience the value of other-abled adults.
Find out more about SHARE Foundation at http://www.sharefoundation.org
American Brain Tumor Association
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was the first and is the only national advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For over 40 years, the ABTA has been providing comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.
Find out more about ABTA at www.ABTA.org