Ben & Jerry’s, the company that broke the mold for businesses demonstrating you could make a profit while giving back to the community, will commemorate its 34th Annual “Free Cone Day” at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops at the District at Green Valley Ranch and inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino.
The Scoop Shops enlist help from some of the city’s hottest entertainers who will scoop to benefit Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. All small cones are FREE with no purchase necessary but patrons are encouraged to make a donation to the store’s respective charity partners.
Gracious celebrity guests will roll up their sleeves, dig in and work to help raise money by scooping ice cream throughout the day on Tuesday, April 3 between Noon and 8 p.m.
DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH SCHEDULE
Noon Australian Bee Gees
1 p.m. The members of Recycled Percussion with Steph McKenzie and Chris Foxx from 97.1 The Point’s “Foxx & McKenzie in the Morning”
2 p.m. Chippendales cast members
3 p.m. Jersey Boys Jeff Leibow and Deven May
3:30 p.m. Marc Savard with Kristin Hertzenberg (Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular)
4:30 p.m. Thunder from Down Under cast members
5:30 p.m. The ladies of FANTASY
6 p.m. Cody Collins (Country Superstars)
6:30 p.m. Ricardo Laguna with Davey D and Lady G from Hot 97.5’s Morning Show
At 1 p.m. the District Scoop Shop welcomes a visit from Nevada’s pageant royalty:
Mrs. Nevada-America 2012 Kristie Jelinsky
Little Miss Nevada Princess 2012 Adajah Milam
Young Miss Nevada Princess 2012 Nicola Timmons
Pre-Teen Nevada Princess 2012 Jia Bleu Harris
Teen Nevada Princess 2012 Chelsea Williams
The District at Green Valley Ranch location will also feature a DJ, face painting and balloon artists from 1–4 p.m. and welcomes back GAMES2U, a mobile unit featuring a variety of interactive games from 2-4 p.m.!
As a way to thank customers for their support and to celebrate 34 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops are happily giving it away! “Free Cone Day” was originally launched to thank the community for their loyalty to Ben & Jerry’s and to congratulate the staff on the company’s first anniversary.
It was such a huge success; it is now a tradition celebrated around the world each year. While the full flavor line-up is up for grabs on “Free Cone Day” featuring “legend-dairy” palette pleasers like, Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Ben & Jerry’s will debut its newest offerings as part of the celebration:
Chocolate Nougat Crunch – Sweet cream ice cream with fudge-covered wafer cookies and a chocolate nougat swirl.
Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt – Banana Greek frozen yogurt with peanut buttery swirls
Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt – Blueberry and Vanilla Greek frozen yogurts with graham cracker swirls
Raspberry Fudge Chunk Greek Frozen Yogurt – Raspberry Greek frozen yogurt with fudge chunks
The District at Green Valley Ranch is located next to the Green Valley Ranch Casino on I-215 and Green Valley Parkway. Ben & Jerry’s is located across from Panera Bread. For more information, please contact 437-3300.
Sunset Station Hotel & Casino is located at 1301 W. Sunset Road, and Ben & Jerry’s is located inside the Food Court. For more information, please contact Ben & Jerry’s at 435-1010. Photo Credit: Scott Harrison/Retna/ HarrisonPhotos.com
Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.