Gifford’s Ice Cream Stands Set to Open Friday 

The wait is almost over, Gifford’s ice cream is set to open Friday for the season.To celebrate, the family-owned business is offering a sweet treat to customers.Customers will be able to enjoy free one scoop ice cream cones from 6pm to 8pm Friday.All five stands in Bangor, Farmington, Auburn, Skowhegan, and Waterville will be participating.The event will give Mainers the opportunity to try the newest Gifford’s flavor, Muddy Bean Boots, a special-edition ice cream to celebrate L.L. Bean’s 100-th birthday.