Celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

By Jody Toner

Well it’s that time of year again, National Ice Cream Day (on Sunday)!!  This came about in 1984 by President Ronald Regan when he declared the third Sunday in July as this special day.  What a great time of year, with all this heat we’ve been having, to cool off with deliciously cold ice cream!!  If I had my way, I would have it every day.  With all the varieties out there, one just might go every day with a new flavor.  Who wants to go for that??!!

You can celebrate National Ice Cream Day by making your own, visiting your local ice cream shop, or supermarket.  Ice cream is good in so many ways whether it be in a Root Beer float, smoothie, dish, cone, waffle bowl, or maybe even just a spoon and the container!!

To help celebrate National Ice Cream Day,join us today! The American Dairy Association is having its annual Ice Cream Social on the Circle in downtown Indianapolis!!  For a suggested $3.00 donation you can get a bowl of yummy vanilla ice cream with your favorite toppings!!  There will be several ice cream stations to meet your ice cream needs. Celebrity “scoopers” from local radio and news media will be helping throughout the event!!  Our mascot, Buttercup, will be there as well as other mascots like Boomer (Indiana Pacers); Big-E-Foot (Indiana Ice); Rowdie, (Indianapolis Indians), Bennie the Bean (Corn & Soybean); Trooper Teddy (Indiana State Police); and Maxwell (Indianapolis Animal Care & Control).  You never know who you’ll run into.  And new this year, is a roving magician.  It’s such a great time downtown.  We even bring in a cow and baby calf, thanks to Steve Hendress from Purdue.  Oh how I love the baby cows!!

So come out and get your ice cream from 11am-2pm.  All proceeds from this event are to benefit the Indiana Diabetes Youth Foundation.  Hope to see you there!!

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